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Best Practice Meeting for Youth Development . Presentation by Chapter 2 Deirdre Mayo. Question??. Do too many cooks spoil the broth? Or Do many hands make light work?. History. Idea born at first Youth Best Practice Meeting – February 2007 Returned with idea to Chapter

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Best practice meeting for youth development

Best Practice Meeting for Youth Development

Presentation by Chapter 2

Deirdre Mayo


Question
Question??

  • Do too many cooks spoil the broth?

    Or

  • Do many hands make light work?


History
History

  • Idea born at first Youth Best Practice Meeting – February 2007

  • Returned with idea to Chapter

  • New Chapter Youth Officer

  • Decided to give it a go


Background
Background

  • 18 CUs in Chapter 2

  • Not all Youth Officers present

  • Returned to CU with idea

  • Established enough buy in to proceed


1 st attempt
1st attempt

  • All 18 credit unions to send 1 finalist to the final to represent their credit union

  • Everyone to do their own promotion

  • Application forms and posters available to each credit union

  • All youth officers to help with the running and organising of the final


Success
Success??

  • Yes and no

  • Only 1 credit union held a heat, sending 5 acts to the final

  • Everyone else who applied went straight to the final

  • Total number of finalists – 21

  • Chapter youth quiz was the same weekend


Back to the drawing board
Back to the drawing board

  • Called a youth officers’ meeting to discuss

  • Emphasised need to work together

  • Decided to

    - Have 4 – 5 heats

    - Centralize the promotions

    - Share the costs

  • Approached Chapter for Support


General agreement
General agreement

  • 4/5 heats to be held within the area, preferably in schools

  • Smaller sub committees

  • Each CU asked to contribute

  • Name that identified with CUs

  • Decided on CU Factor

  • Posters and application forms from CUs


Planning
Planning

  • 4/5 Regional Heats

  • Approached Schools

  • Went to press

    - Application forms

    - Posters


Promoting the cu factor
Promoting the CU Factor

  • Compile list of post primary school

  • Targeted Youth clubs

  • Sent Packs to all selected groups


Side tracked
Side-tracked??!!

  • Bad News

  • Need for positive reaction

  • Charity CD

  • CD Launched – Launch Party

  • Cool FM DJ


Promotion
Promotion

  • Stand at local Shopping Centre

  • Fund Raising for Cancer Research

  • Promotional Leaflet

  • Small cost, big impact


Sub committees
Sub Committees

  • Summer 2008

  • Smaller Committees

  • Organised

    • Heats

    • Judges

    • Comperes


September dawns
September dawns

  • Target Schools

  • Credit Unions promote

    - Hand Deliveries

    - Post

    - Talk to Teacher

    • Waiting begins!

    • Finally applications begin to come in

    • Kettle’s boiled – flood of applications


The heats
The Heats

  • Sub committees arrived at schools at 4pm along with the DJ.

  • Contestants were invited to practice.

  • DJ check that their backing track was working properly.

  • Photos of contestants taken. A slide show was then produced of their photos.

  • Backstage, balloons, lights etc were being positioned.


The heats1
The Heats

  • Rehearsals over

  • Admission charge to cover costs

  • Heat commences at 7.30

  • Singing Commences

  • Judged on Set Criteria

  • All contestants receive CU Voucher



Gift Certificate

Business Name

This certificate entitles

to £10.00

For participation in the CU Factor 2008

Chapter 2

Irish League of Credit Unions

Authorized by

Expires 30th April 2009

Number

This voucher will be added to your account at your local Credit Union



The final
THE FINAL

  • 23 Acts in total

    - 4 from each heat

    - 7 in older age group

  • Booked hotel to seat 300

  • Ran out of space




Another charity cd
Another Charity CD

  • Young people keen to record CD

  • Shine a Light Charity

  • 15 Acts

  • Launch – 21st March


The future
The Future

  • Planning has started

  • Change age groups slightly

  • Possibility NI Event

  • After that, who knows?


What did we learn
What did we learn?

  • Many hands do make light work

  • Tremendous event to interest young people

  • Try this in your chapter

  • Happy to help in any way


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