‘NextGen’ is an initiative designed to upskill and empower young people to become the next generation of young leaders and role models within their local communities. Through this process, young people have been creating their own volunteering journeys, opening up career pathways and inspiring others to do the same.
The NextGen project in Burngreave, Sheffield was led by Reach Up Youth, a charity that aims to increase community cohesion within the local area. The organisation delivers educational and recreational activities, with the aim of supporting local young people to reach their full potential. Reach Up Youth utilised £15,920 of funding from Voluntary Action Sheffield to deliver their NextGen project, from March to October 2022.
This report details the training and activities undertaken, along with the outcomes of the NextGen project.