12 episodes

What is the Jersey Youth Parliament? Who are the members, who do they represent and how does it work?

Connecting Voices captures the journey of the Jersey Youth Parliament from start up to present day campaigns. Discover the work involved behind the scenes, hear from young people living in Jersey today and how they are actively engaging in making positive changes for the future.

Connecting Voices is planned and presented by the Jersey Youth Parliament members with production support from the Digital Leadership Programme at Digital Jersey.

Connecting Voices Jersey Youth Parliament

    • Society & Culture
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What is the Jersey Youth Parliament? Who are the members, who do they represent and how does it work?

Connecting Voices captures the journey of the Jersey Youth Parliament from start up to present day campaigns. Discover the work involved behind the scenes, hear from young people living in Jersey today and how they are actively engaging in making positive changes for the future.

Connecting Voices is planned and presented by the Jersey Youth Parliament members with production support from the Digital Leadership Programme at Digital Jersey.

    S02.E04 - Lunar New Year

    S02.E04 - Lunar New Year

    JYP members Shrusti and Iza meet restaurant owner, Stephen Yu and artist, Theo Jenner to chat about the upcoming celebrations in Jersey for Lunar New Year.  In it they discuss Asian traditions, food (lots of it) and how they will be celebrating Lunar New Year.
    You can find out more about the festival running from 22nd January to 5th February here: https://www.gov.je/News/2023/Pages/LunarNewYearFestival.aspx
    Stephen is the owner of Awab and you can make a booking here: https://www.awabi.co.uk/
    Theo's art can be viewed here: https://www.theojenner.co.uk/
    Supported by Digital Jersey and the Digital Leadership program.   
    Episode recorded in January 2023

    • 36 min
    S02.E03 - States Chamber Reflections

    S02.E03 - States Chamber Reflections

    Katie, Ella and Maria reflect on the JYP campaign presentations that took place on 28th November 2022.  They discuss the highlights from the event and what they have got planned for the future. 
     
    You can watch the presentation online. https://statesassembly.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/723880

    • 17 min
    Jersey Youth Parliament

    Jersey Youth Parliament

    The Jersey Youth Parliament is supported by staff from the Jersey Youth Service and in this episode we took the opportunity to find out exactly what Youth Work is and who delivers it. JYP member Oli meets staff from the JYS to find out about Youth Work Week 2022, learn about their varied roles, experiences and routes into the profession. 
     
    For more information about joining the service contact volunteer@jys.je or look for current opportunities on Jobs in Jersey (gov.je)
      
    Episode recorded in November 2022 

    • 51 min
    S02.E01 - Meet the Members

    S02.E01 - Meet the Members

    Meet the Chloe, Leala and Calista, members of Jersey’s new Youth Parliament. In this episode they are reflecting on team building activities from the summer as well as the first visit to the States Chamber during Democracy Week 2022. Find out which important topics were selected by members and initial thoughts on how the campaigns might unfold over the next 18 months.
    If you are a young person in Jersey you can gain access to information and support by visiting yes.je. If you have an emergency and require immediate help, please phone the emergency services on 999. If you are calling because you are concerned for yourself or for someone you know, please contact the Children and Families Hub on 01534 519000
    Supported by Digital Jersey and the Digital Leadership program. 
    Episode recorded in September 2022 

    • 25 min
    Children's Mental Health Week

    Children's Mental Health Week

    JYP members and staff meet with Victoria Pallot author and project lead for an exciting new concept: The Boatman. Victoria has just released a book: "The pocket sized not so fluffy guide to life for teens" and she shares lots of useful tips for how to manage stress, how to support friends and where to get help.
    Look out for her book in Waterstones.

    If you are looking for support, you can contact the YES Project which is a free confidential service for young people offering information, advice, and counselling. For more details visit www.yes.je

    Supported by Digital Jersey and the Digital Leadership program.

    Episode recorded in February 2022

    • 23 min
    Black History Month

    Black History Month

    What is it like to grow up in Jersey as a black female?
    Does racism exist in Jersey?
    Ollie and Jemima meet Lesley Katsande from Black Lives Matter Jersey. Jemimah, born in Uganda and Lesley, born in Zimbabwe, share their experiences of being black women living in Jersey.  They discuss issues of racism both blatant and in the form of micro-aggressions, as well as focusing on all the positive things about the black community.
    Jemimah and Ollie are both on the education group of the youth parliament and are working towards making a more inclusive and diverse curriculum.  
    Lesley is a member of BLM Jersey and details about the group can be found at Liberate (www.liberate.je) 
    The recent Jersey Heritage report that was discussed can be accessed here: https://www.jerseyheritage.org/about-us/news/new-report-on-jerseys-slavery-connections/
    If any of the items discussed have effected you then support is available at the YES Project which is a free confidential service for young people offering information, advice, and counselling. For more details visit www.yes.je 
    If you think you have been victim of a crime then you can report it to the States of Jersey Police (https://jersey.police.uk/be-safe/hate-crime) or anonymously contact Crimestoppers (T: 0800 555 111) 
    Supported by Digital Jersey and the Digital Leadership program. 
    Episode recorded in October 2021 

    • 24 min

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