Last night, our corporate partner, Burges Salmon, kindly helped us to host our 2023 Annual General Meeting and Year In Review. The evening was well attended, with over 40 people joining us! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed hearing about our impact and upcoming opportunities.
The evening began by hearing from Young Bristol president, Jonathan Webb. He kindly welcomed everyone and thanked them for attending. Jonathan then kindly introduced Jamie Cameron and Victoria Matthews, Young Bristol Joint Chairs. They outlined the progress we have made with the Young Bristol strategy 2022-25 and the impact we have had across our Community Youth Club network.
Throughout the evening, we heard from Young Bristol’s office staff, who discussed the future plans for Young Bristol in 2024. We heard about some exciting upcoming developments including our new website, Theory of Change and the potential release of a new podcast!
We were delighted to hear from young people during the AGM, who discussed why they love attending our sessions and the impact our programmes have had on their lives. We heard from three current Outdoor Employment trainees, as well as a small group of young people from a number of our Community Youth Clubs!
Before I started with Young Bristol, I used to go to a youth group who booked water sports activities with Young Bristol. I wasn’t enjoying my job; the people weren’t very nice.Then I started to go to one session of the Outdoor Employment Programme a week and I really enjoyed going. I now go every week to both sessions.Now I have got qualifications in first aid, level 1 Paddle sport instructor and a level 2 speedboat Course and High Ropes. “
Owen, Outdoor Employment Programme trainee
As the evening came to a close, we heard from our Patron, Peaches Golding OBE CStJ, who presented Outdoor Activity Instructor, Owen, with a five year celebration of service award! Owen has dedicated five years of service to Young Bristol, thank you for all your hard work over the years!
Thank you Burges Salmon for kindly hosting our 2022 Annual General Meeting and Year In Review! We would also like to thank our supporters, donors and funders for supporting and funding the work we do for young people.