Last year I was involved in a project in Nottingham called Measure-Up, exploring youth-led approaches to promoting positive activities through a range of different digital tools. It resulted in the Measure Up handbook, a step-by-step eight-week guide to using social media to promote activities for young people, and for youth projects to develop their online presence.
Next Thursday I’ll be joining some of the team who were involved to take part in an online hotseat on the LGA Communities of Practice platform sharing learning from the project. More details below:
- which social media tools young people wanted us to develop and which ones they told us they wouldn’t use
- how social media increased the uptake of positive activities
- how a youth-led approach helped to promote youth participation in a range of activities, supporting wider agendas such as anti-social behaviour, community engagement and civic participation.
- Frances Howard, Arts & Education Officer, Nottingham City Council
- Esme Macauley, Marketing and Communications manager, Nottingham City Council
- Tim Davies, Director, Practical Participation.