For more information about Unity Radio Outreach contact:
Jay Diamond (Youth Engagement Officer)
Phone: 0161 923 4800
Unity Radio’s aim is to provide a consistent and positive reference point for young people in the city to access information and services both as individuals and in groups which will support their growth to become responsible citizens. Unity Radio has as a wealth of experience delivering sessions to young people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Unity Radio has previously worked all across Greater Manchester, Oldham, Stockport, Cheshire and Salford.
Unity Radio is currently delivering workshop programmes that encourage Young People to develop their self-confidence and take pride in their own efforts and achievements. Our team are confident in that through popular culture, Arts and music we will be able to develop relationships, and can provide opportunities to encourage young people to become engaged in positive activities and develop a strong youth voice and identity both within the North West, nationally and internationally. By using artistic genres including Hip Hop and urban street culture, the workshops engage Young People at a familiar level and help encourage and develop positive behaviour towards each other and to their environment. The workshops are delivered locally by the same young artists who perform on the station.
Unity Radio’s session delivery includes DJ/MC skills, Art and Design, Spray Can Art, Music Software training, Radio presenting and Broadcasting, Dance, Drama and Fashion. These sessions are available to be delivered in a variety of settings from a grass roots street format, encompassing using our double decker outreach vehicle to static accredited delivery within educational/ community settings including the availability for sessions to take place at our city centre hub, which encompasses an events space, legal graffiti wall and paint shop, recording and broadcasting studios.
The Unity Radio programme of outreach and engagement has the following benefits and outcomes:
Through these activities, which have street credibility, Young People develop technical, musical, verbal, artistic, self-management, personal confidence, and marketing skills, which are essential when working within the creative and cultural industries sector.
Working alongside its partner agencies Unity Radio is currently delivering workshops with forms of accreditations such as AQA, PEARL, Arts Award and NCFE.
Unity Radio’s Youth Engagement Officer and Facilitators are available to work with you to help develop your project proposals and will provide a program that suits your needs. Unity Radio has delivered projects and engaged Young people considered hardest to reach.
Should you or any of your colleagues/co-workers be interested in developing a program to fit around education and qualifications, alternative provision, extended schools, youth sessions, PAYP or targeted Youth Support or perhaps you are looking for half term or summer activities for 2010/11, please feel free to contact us direct.
Here at Unity Radio we have the ability to provide regular, consistent support to LA’s to run collaborative projects to fit within the Extended Schools Agenda and Alternative provision. We have the ability to build an individual programme for all our partnerships and are happy to support within bid writing applications for funding.