Young SVP is a youth development programme designed for young people attending secondary school / YouthReach and other educational settings; those taking part in youth groups / clubs; and those at 3rd level – be it in college / university. The programme focuses on social action within the ethos and mission of SVP. Young people are offered opportunities to learn about SVP, about social justice and about how to engage in social action in a positive, purposeful and meaningful way.
The Young SVP youth development team offers ongoing support to all those engaging in the Young SVP programme – whether part of a Conference, class or Young SVP group. Our Youth Development Officers (YDO) visit groups a number of times through the year to work with them on a number of topics.
In the infographic here you will see our programme statistics for the 2018/19 academic year when the programme was operating across the following regions; East, South East, South West, Mid West, West and North East & Midlands.
These numbers are an indication of how healthy and vibrant our Young SVP programme has become, but numbers only tell a part of the story. To actually see our young members engaging in their workshops and their actions is inspiring and exciting.