“Hello and welcome to ‘Young Voices Heard’, a movement promoting greater youth engagement and participation in public life and democracy. We offer support to young people to be more effective changemakers, leaders, advisors, trustees, designers, entrepreneurs, writers, volunteers, campaigners and elected representatives We have been operating since 2017, not only ‘campaigning’ for more young voices to be heard, but also providing youth participation support service on a not-for-profit basis. In 2020 we will be re-launching as a new Social Enterprise to enable us to operate more sustainably. Our trading arm Young Voices Heard Ltd will undertake both not-for-profit projects as well as trading to generate a surpluses that can be reinvested in training young leaders, measuring quality youth participation and recognising of success. Go to Menu of Services and Portfolio for more details
James Cathcart, Director of Young Voices Heard, Consultant, Coach and Mentor (Queens Young Leaders and The Prince’s Trust) was the longest serving CEO of the British Youth Council / UK Youth Parliament, and Head of Target Groups/Mentoring at the Prince’s Trust, James brings over 35 senior level and practitioner experience to our offer of one-to-one coaching and mentoring support to Chief Executives, Chairs, Trustees, SMT and Young Leaders, including Fundraising, Strategy development, Benchmarking and Delivery to national standards. Paid commissions to Young Voices Heard Ltd enable James to set aside time for pro-bono mentoring and youth advocacy for projects, campaigns and young voices that would otherwise be unheard. For larger projects we have approved delivery partner organisations and individuals who are brought in to enhance our capacity. We often work with an organisations staff and volunteers, empowering them to continue to the work, with aftercare support, after our initial input.
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