cafod young leaders

Young Leadership programme

Young Leadership programme

Jo Lewry celebrates the amazing things our CAFOD Young Leaders are doing in their schools.

On 23rd January we had the second training day for our Young Leaders. These are students in Year 12 who joined our Young Leadership programme 2023-24. This year we have Young Leaders from Farnborough Hill, Salesian College Farnborough, Oaklands College Waterlooville, Christ the King College Isle of Wight, The Marist Ascot and St Anne’s Secondary School Southampton.

We started the day with the Young Leaders sharing some of the ways that had raised awareness about CAFOD last term. They had led whole school assemblies, had a stall at the Christmas fayre, collected donations for local food banks, sold doughnuts and cupcakes, and raised funds to buy CAFOD world gifts. Next, we looked at motivation and leadership skills focusing on how to engage students in their schools with CAFOD’s work. In the final session the Young Leaders were asked to plan a campaign on an issue that motivated them. They came up with innovative ways to raise awareness about homelessness, educating fellow students on food insecurity and peace building.

I look forward to hearing how these activities went when we meet next term for the final training day!