The Diana Network
Be Inspiring and Inspire Others
Young people are at the heart of the Diana Network. We know it’s their right as active young citizens to play a role in society and in shaping our future. The Diana Network Programme gives young people skills that will help both with their personal development and employability prospects. It includes life skills, personal development and professional skills training and progressive pathways (eg work experience, internships and job shadowing opportunities). Importantly, the Diana Network programme also provides opportunities for like-minded individuals to communicate with each other and decision makers – relationships are formed for life and many share learning and work together on community projects
All Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Affairs was established in 1998 to raise the profile of issues that affect and concern young people, encourage dialogue between parliamentarians, young people and youth services, and encourage a co-ordinated and coherent approach to youth policy making. The group currently has around 100 members, drawn from both Houses of Parliament. The Diana Award enables young people to attend these discussions to broaden their understanding of youth policies and use this platform to voice their opinions.
The Diana Award works in partnership with many cross sector organisations. We’re proud to offer Diana Award Holders across the UK opportunities for them to volunteer locally and nationally with ourselves and our partners.
Until September 2013 the Diana Award hosted the Digital Edge Youth Board in partnership with Nominet Trust. The Digital Edge was a £2 million investment programme by Nominet Trust to fund new ideas for using digital technology to improve young people’s economic and social participation. The Digital Edge Youth Board Members helped to select which applications should receive funding.
We will be launching the next youth board opportunities for corporate partners and our own Youth Board in January 2014.
Insight Into…Career Days
The Diana Award gives young people an insight into different careers, whether this be through professional speeches, career events or work experience.
For more information on our ongoing youth programmes please visit our Diana Award Training and Mentoring Programme and our Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme. To be kept up to date with Network opportunities or for more information please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to offer your time and/or expertise to support young people through the Diana Network please contact Katie.email@example.com
On Tuesday 28th May the Diana Award held an exciting scoring session with current Diana Award Holders and Mentors to assess the latest nominations.
The Diana Award are looking to establish links to businesses and organisations who can support our ‘Insight Into…’ career days in August 2013.
Young people are at the heart of the Diana Award and as such we are proud to announce our two Diana Award Holder Trustees, Alex Farrow and Binda Bhudia-Patel.
In March 2013 we will be launching a Mentoring Scheme to support Diana Award Holders with their community projects and to help disadvantaged young people reach their full potential. We’re particularly interested in signing up our first Mentors, so if you like to give back to other young people then this is the perfect opportunity for you! If you would like to be one of the first people involved with this exciting programme please complete the short registration form.
What is the role of a Mentor?
A mentor will start to build a relationship with their mentee by:
• Taking time to get to know each other.
• Listening to and discussing anything that is worrying them.
• Valuing their opinions and beliefs.
• Talking about any relevant experiences and any problems they have overcome, if appropriate.
• Encouraging them to talk and think about their ambitions or hopes for the future and planning the steps needed to achieve these together.
The benefits include:
• Develop new skills e.g. in communication and listening
• Improve job prospects and employability
• Build confidence
• Gain insight into issues facing people in other communities
• Feel a sense of achievement from helping someone to improve their quality of life
• Participate in a new experience that is richly rewarding as you make a difference to young people’s lives
Once you complete the registration form – we’ll send you more information about what it means to be a Mentor and what is expected of both Mentors and Mentees. Please note you will be expected to undertake this role until the end of December 2013.
To gain an insight into the programme we recommend that you read the below document:
To apply simply click here.
For any queries about the programme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org