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          January is nearly over and the first Verification Meeting of the year is coming up fast!   So if you need me to come in and have a look at portfolios and see what we can do to get them finished off by end of Feb, give me a shout.   Remember to fill in the Internal Checklist for each Young Person before entering them for Verification. Along with this you will need to fill in YAA Verification Form for the group. If you don’t have these then email me and I will get these send over to you ASAP.   Below are the dates I will need any portfolios submitted and the date of the Verification Meeting. I will need to see the portfolios before I can submit them for verification so get me in to moderate them.   Date Portfolios to be submitted...
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lisa  melody-rose
This week I have been on 3 support visits. My first was to see Spelthorne YSS Young Mum’s group who have been really busy doing loads of activities and organising their trip to the beach. They are working at bronze level and doing challenges which include “turn up to group each week” and  “complete the race for life.” Some are using the awards as motivation to “finish college course work on time” and are now thinking about their last challenge! They have a well deserved trip to the beach next week so have fun everyone!   I had a chat with one young Mum, Lisa Chapman, she had this to say: “I like doing the YAA because it helps me get motivated with everything we are doing at young mums… I mean I love coming here because its great fun and Robyn organises loads of stuff for us to do...
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phoenix yc
So over the last few weeks I have been really busy with our Annual Celebration… It’s coming around fast so it’s all go-go-go from now on! All our Participating Units will have received their invites this week, and we’ll shortly be posting out invitations to young people and others on our guestlist. Next month I will be announcing the PUs whose young people will be involved in the celebration - whether performing or delivering a presentation as part of their awards or helping to arrange certain areas for the evening. There are still some opportunities left before we announce our programme so if you/the young people you work with want to get involved please let me know!   -----   Ok so this week  I got to meet a few new faces who will be joining so many in delivering the YAA’s with the Lifetrain Trust. Laura ran an “Introduction...
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E Phab V Award
A couple of weeks ago I met with Mark from Guildford Schools Partnership with the young people he supports for a DJing session! It was really good to recognise some of the young people who had completed their Youth Challenge and had come back to do another Award :) The progress the young people are making is really apparent - you can see from their individual portfolios how far they have come and how much they have achieved. I'm looking forward to seeing them next time when I will be presenting the group with their full certificates! This week I went out to visit Epsom and Ewell Phab, one of our Participating Units. The main purpose of the visit was to collect many portfolios for the moderation that's coming up, and as usual I had a chat with a few of the workers and young volunteers there. On the way out...
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