The Radio Regen ‘Connect Transmit’ Training survey described in the last news item is revealing fascinating data about the range of, and challenges facing, working with young people in community radio. One respondent told of their successful work with their local Youth Offending Unit and another told the charity that they didn’t work with young people for lack of safe-guarding resources.
The survey is still open and UK stations can help improve the resources that will be produced for the sector, by spending 20-30 minutes here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Connecttransmit . There is also a prize draw for an Audio Technica reporter mic.
Radio Regen Director Phil Korbel said
‘The more survey responses we get, the better the sector’s training toolkit will be. There’s such a wealth of experience in community radio stations and most people are happy to share. There’s no need to be an expert, in fact we’re just as interested in why this sort of training isn’t happening as about people’s successes.’
The project, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, is aimed at enabling more stations to work with 11-19 year olds, especially in improving their speaking and listening skills, and will produce a range of ‘best practice’ resources and business models on this site. There will be a national conference on the issue and an advocacy programme aimed and influencing regional and national policy in favour of this work.