What are Manchester Jubilee Young Champions?
We at regen.me.uk and Manchester Youth Zone have created Manchester Jubilee Young Champions because we want to help you speak out against the injustice that may have happened and to help prevent any more from happening again.
Let's give you the inside scoop on Manchester Jubilee Young Champions!
It's a fantastic initiative brought to you by regen.me.uk and Manchester Youth Zone. This program is all about arming you with the knowledge you need to navigate the Manchester Local Offer's range of services and support for young people, and to understand your rights according to the Equality Act. Plus, we'll help you master the skills to express yourself effectively and build emotional resilience.
Our mission is to empower you to stand up against any unfair treatment you might have experienced and prevent it from happening to others. Let's be champions of change together!
My experience with the Equality Act 2010
Do I only need to have a personal connection to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to become a Champion?
We believe that everyone has a connection with what's involved within the Equality Act 2010, gender, race, sexuality and disabilities, whether that is yourself, a family member, or a friend, impact us all.
There is a large variety of opportunities for Young Champions within Manchester, some of which, may ask for specific experiences. However, as long as you have a passion to create positive change and help inform others that the Equality Act is there to protect them and keep services delivering the best that they can be, we would love to hear from you.
Are there any age restrictions to becoming a Youth Champion?
Currently, you need to be between the age of 16 and 25 to become a Manchester Young Champion.
Do I need a Special Educational Needs diagnosis?
No, you don't need to have a diagnosis, you can be a young carer, have relatives who have SEND, know someone with SEND, work with people with SEND.
Do I need parental consent to become a Manchester young Champion?
Yes, if you are under 18 we will require a parent or carer to provide consent for you to become a Young Champion. Once we have this and you are enrolled as a Young Champion, you will then be able to engage in our activities and projects across manchester.