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HELP OVER 80 YOUNG PEOPLE BECOME PART OF NATIONAL YOUTH ACADEMY 2019

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WHAT DO YOU IMAGINE WHEN YOU HEAR THE TERM YOUTH INFLUENCER?

National Youth Forum is here and is looking for the most-motivated-for-change young people in Bulgaria, who are ready to challenge not only themselves, but also the people in the community they come from.

According to the recent study ‘Bulgarian youth 2018/19’, by the foundation Friedrich Ebert, ‘Simple resting’ is chosen as a free-time activity by 96% of young Bulgarians… You would definitely hesitate to call your daily round as ‘simple’ and your activity as ‘resting’, wouldn’t you?! Words like CHANGE, ACTION, ACTIVE, FREEDOM, SOCIAL and countless others match us, the young.

NYF is greeting everyone who doesn’t want to find excuses for every event of their life. The Academy is a place for activation of young people in Bulgaria, for work with youth communities on a local and a national level, events and incentive organization for them by personal, social and civilian development.

In the last 6 editions of the Academy more than 500 young people took part, representing different organisations from all over the country.We can proudly say that every one of them has already accomplished themselves as a youth worker, inspiring trainer or activist.

National Youth Academy 2019 is divided in 3 consecutive levels, in which the participants develop and acquire particular knowledge, skills and competencies for their inclusion as a responsible part of society. Every level has a duration of 4 days and they are carried out between September and November 2019.

The methodology of the mechanisms of the Academy follows the highest standards in the field of non-formal education. All activities of the Academy are carefully and equally selected, in order to bring optimal outcome in working and effective learning. The experience we have from our work with instructors of the European Youth Forum and the common methodology we share makes us confident in achieving high results.

The National Youth Academy is created with the aim of developing competencies in you, with which you would contribute to raising the efficiency of the youth sector on a local, regional and national level, and, furthermore, what you learn in the Academy, will help you accomplish yourself in society and the labour market.

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CLASS 1 – SOCIAL SKILLS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Първи клас е посветен на социалните умения и личностното развитие. По традиция, ще се проведе на брега на морето, в периода 29.08 – 1.09.2019г., в почивна база Атия.

The first class is devoted to the social skills and personal development. As traditionally, it will take place on the seaside in the period 29.08.-01.09.2019 in holiday station Atiya.

Participants will be allocated in groups which will work with professional instructors. During Class 1 we will unravel the topic of Communication – what is necessary for its existence, what is aiding successful communication and how it can be put to use. As personalities, part of a socium, we will work in teams.

Two important aspects will be in the spotlight – the solving of conflicts– very heavy topic in our everyday life; as well as leadership – is it necessary and how to identify a good leader? In order to fulfill the above-mentioned points at fullest, of course, we will work on self-acknowledging, stronger and weaker traits and how to develop our potential.

Participants feedback
Ivan Ivanov – season 2017
I’m going to lie if I said that profit had never been an aim for me. However, after a while, this aim brought me to NYA. NYA turned everything around. It educated me, enlightened me and showed me that there was a whole world about which I knew nothing. It revealed that you should give to receive. NYA built in me a mission, vision and aim. I actually entered the Academy with some views, but after I finished the process left its fingerprints on me, which I couldn’t neglect. It would be modest to say that NYA changed my life. I owe NYA so much. NYA gave me a chance, the chance to develop my whole unexpected potential to be the person I am. Thank you! Before the beginning of Class 2 the organisators select the participants for the next level on the basis of their improvement and the demonstration of motivation for continued participation during level 1.

Before the start of Class 2, the Trainers will choose which participants will proceed forward based on their participation and the motivation shown in Class 1. We believe, you are one of the people who won’t be eliminated and will continue forward to the second level. 😉

CLASS 2 – CIVIC ACTIVISM AND YOUTH WORK

Class 2 is devoted to civic activism and youth work. What being an active citizen means? What is youth participation and how can I  become a part of the process of decision-making on local and national level – questions whose answers will lead to young people, responsible for the decisions in our country!

You will learn more about the youth work, what types it is and what could we achieve with them (Open YW; Digital YW, Mobile YW, Detached/outreach YW, YW with volunteers).

CLASS 3 – YOUTH LEADERSHIP

In the framework of Class 3 we will work on youth leadership! How to share the learnt and provoke others to be influencers in their community?

But here not only the motivation is vital – youth work has its specifics and during Class 3 we will go into depth into this process. We will touch ground on the issues of community, how it is formed and maintained. And perhaps the most interesting question for everyone – the one about the change, how and why I change myself, my environment and even the society!

Participants feedback
Toniya Pencheva – season 2017
I got the motivation for work, self-confidence and courage that everything is achieved by a lot of hard work and lust. It gave me peers, some of which proved to be great friends, whose voice I could even hear when I read something. I realized that age is of no importance when the interlocutors want successful communication. Last but not least, I understood that it doesn’t matter whether you have red hair, wear glasses or you are short, you will receive the aid you need.

BECOMA AN YOUTH INFLUENCER!