See My Voice
See My Voice is a sports leadership programme for 10 to 20 year olds. The See My Voice project supports Young Leaders to develop life skills that will inevitably increase their confidence and enhance their employment prospects as well as providing an opportunity to develop meet new friends and improve lives.
We have provided our Young Leaders with fun and meaningful volunteering experiences that have developed invaluable leadership skills and increased confidence, enhancing their future prospects. Our Young Leaders Officer has worked with at least 35 young leaders annually, providing mentoring as well as a leadership qualification.
After a hugely successful 3 years, See My Voice is now coming to an end, with three projects currently underway to close out the programme. In November, we are planning to run a conference delivered by Young Leaders to delegates from a range of sports and charitable organisations. The conference will showcase not only Young Leaders and the See My Voice project, but also the positive impact of volunteering and how organisations can be more inclusive when offering volunteering opportunities.
We are also creating a documentary, produced and edited by Hannah Brochocki, to highlight the positive impact of See My Voice and the impact it has had on our Young Leaders and the organisations at which they have volunteered.
Finally, we are also aiming to set up a sustainable Youth Advisory Panel to act as an arm of British Blind Sport. This panel, made up of young people, will support British Blind Sport with their projects that target VI youth, and will advise on new projects and policies. As the panel develops we are hoping that it will influence the wider sporting sector, including the policies of NGBs and the accessibility of mainstream youth projects.
In addition to all of these projects, we are also thrilled to announce that See My Voice has been chosen to be involved in a new programme led by Spring Impact and Sport England. The Scaling Programme looks to assist five projects, all of whom work to engage a diverse range of people to volunteer in sport and physical activity, to scale up their operations and reach more people across England. While British Blind Sport and Spring Impact are still in the early stages of development, we are incredibly excited for the impact that the Scaling Programme could have on the future of See My Voice.
Should you have any questions, please contact Tommy Garwood, Young Leaders Officer on 01926 424 247 or Tommy@britishblindsport.org.uk