Who are the Co-Producers?
They are young people aged 16-19 who take an active role in the shaping and running of Mary’s Youth Club.
“By co-producing, I’ve been able to provide opportunities for other people.”
Mary’s Co-producer’s scheme employs five young people to participate in running and leading the Youth Club, allowing more activities to happen and also giving the co-producers a step-up on their own path to employment.
Each co-producer applies in a real appointment process, learning interview and self-presentation skills. The spots are often hotly contested.
“Co-producing gives me skills I’ll use again and again,” said Lucy, when asked about why she does it. Others, like Sarah, see the position as a way to get experience on the way to a specific application or career: ‘I want to be a Clinical Psychologist,” she said. “It’s hard to get experience working with young people, and this is a great way to start.”
Any young person can taste the role for themselves by joining us in the Let’s Think Sessions on Thursday nights. Paid work opportunities come around every 4 months.
If you’re interested in the Co-Producer’s Scheme, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow MarysForGood