Why Start a Youth Ambassadors Group?
"This fits in with what Ofsted says when they come to schools: it's all about independent learning and taking the lead." Cath Brookes, Burntwood School for Girls.
1. It's rewarding.
As well as having fun and making a difference, group members gain a Youth Ambassador badge and certificate in appreciation for their hard work and commitment. Registered groups must use this feedback form to apply.
2. It's a great learning experience.
Youth Ambassadors develop skills such as leadership, teamwork, creativity and initiative, which can be highlighted in CVs, records of achievement and UCAS applications.
3. It counts towards the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
Oxfam is an Approved Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Find out more.
4. It supports teachers' personal development and helps meet school aims.
Supporting a Youth Ambassadors group is a great opportunity for teachers to motivate and inspire young people, develop new skills and take responsibility for a cross-curricular project. In addition the programme supports curriculum development and helps schools to meet OFSTED criteria. For full curricular links download the teacher's guide.