NFTMO Youth Engagement Special Newsletter

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Youth Engagement Special Issue January 2014
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It’s Time To Get Serious About Youth Engagement.

At every NFTMO conference our members emphasise that young people are an extremely valuable part of every community.

They are our future workforce, leaders, role models, business owners, tenants and landlords. An investment in young people, is an investment in our own future.

The government still requires local authorities to ‘secure, so far as is reasonably practicable, equality of access for all young people to the positive, preventative and early help they need to improve their well-being. This includes youth work and other services and activities.’*

However, government funded youth provision is being significantly impacted due to budget reductions. Youth centres are closing, and long standing projects are having their funding cut or reduced. The government has also said that local priorities and decisions on services for young people ‘are best left to local people’.

How will these changes impact your local community?

Secure Your Space Today!

Calling all TMOs. We are now recruiting to our Youth Engagement Residential. It’s taking place on 14th to 16th March 2014 and It’s going to be a great weekend!

Click here to watch a short video about the project.

Please be aware that spaces are limited!  If you would like more information or you would like to reserve spaces for your youth group, please email before 31 January 2014.

Youth Engagment Residential Pack <<Click Here

Let’s talk about Young People

Do you want to start a youth group, but not sure where to start? Do you want to take your existing youth activities to the next level? Do you have issue’s with negative behaviour from local young people?

If the answer is Yes to any of these questions, then talk to Tony.Tony Brown is a qualified and passionate youth practitioner with over 15 years of experience working within the youth sector in a variety of ways.

From Youth centre management, Street based youth work, Youth offending and Anti-Social behaviour, Project management and Senior management, Tony has worked with young people in almost every capacity.

NFTMO had commissioned Tony to lead on our Youth Engagement Programme, and while he’s here we’re encouraging TMO’s to take full advantage of his knowledge and expertise.He is with us until 31 March 2014, so don’t delay.

If you would like to talk to someone who has extensive knowledge of working with young people and managing youth services then get in touch with Tony.Email him on to arrange a discussion.

In the meantime, you can download Tony’s FREE ebookConsulting Young People Effectively <<Click to Download.

It’s a simple, step by step guide to help you Develop Effective and Engaging youth projects and programmes that keep young people coming back.

A great opportunity for TMOs

As a key provider of community services, It is a high priority for many TMO communities to actively involve young people in local activities and help them to develop a wide range of skills and a sense of citizenship.

We believe that TMOs are well placed to coordinate and deliver provision to local young people within the communities they serve because;

  • They have a long term commitment to the community they serve.
  • They have local knowledge of the issues and strengths and needs of the local community.
  • They have a consistent local meeting place that provision can be delivered from.
  • They have a workforce of local people, willing to give their valuable time to serve the community.
  • They care!

The NFTMO is currently undertaking work to increase and improve youth engagement within the TMO Sector, and to help TMOs have access to the resources and support they need to offer effective, high quality opportunities to local young people.

News in Brief

Don’t let your young people miss out!
If you have not already done so there is still time to contact us about the Youth Residential in March – but be quick! LOOK NOW

Check out our new look website and let us know what you think!HAVE A LOOK NOW!


News in Brief

Youth Engagement Weekend Residential
14th – 16th March 2014Frontier Centre, Northants.

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Tools to help you involve young people?
If you want some ideas, materials or methods for engaging with young people in your community? Try an email to

Video made at the last TMO Youth Conference
You can watch a short video made by young people who took part in the last TMO Youth Conference HERE.

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