Project Team

Youth Steering Group (Celebr18) – This is a group of 12 young people from across Dumfries and Galloway that has representatives from all 4 areas and they provide oversight and direction of our work in relation to the Year of Young People. They lead on projects and activities to create events and opportunities to celebrate young people. The opportunity to be part of the group is open to any young person and the initial group was recruited to from a range of organisations working with young people.

Meet the Team
           Name: Jordan Todd

Age: 17

Location: Galloway and West Dumfries

Role: YoYP D&G Chair

Aim: Work together with a team of great people to develop and deliver a great year full of fun events which recognise and award young people for our amazing contribution in society; and importantly ensuring the legacy goes on beyond 2018 Hope for my personal achievement: to deconstruct the false illusion that one stereotype of youth fits all within the age bracket.

Random fact about me: I’d take a steak over a cake any day.

Name: Natasha Oneill

Age:18

Location: Annan

Role: Vice Chair I am a national ambassador

Personal aim: to make sure young people get their views across

Random fact: I like Harry Potter

Name: Lauren Rachel Asher

Age: 18

Role: Celebr18 Secretary

Dumfries and Galloway representative on Communic18

Aim: To increase opportunities for young people and show them that they can do anything they put their mind to despite whatever challenges they face.

Random fact: I’m very organised

Name: Hannah birse

Age: 17

Location: The Machars

Role: YOYP D&G treasurer and national ambassador

My aim: get young peoples voices heard in the region and encourage them to participate in activities in their local area and Scotland Hope for my personal achievement: increase my confidence and meet new people

Random fact about me: I used to not speak to anyone and was very shy

Name: Erin Old

Age: 17

Location: Machars

Role: YOYP D&G Volunteer and national ambassador

My aim: To give young people confidence, opportunities and get their opinions voiced. Hope for my personal achievement: To gain confidence in everything I do and take every opportunity life throws at me

Random fact about me: I love animals

Name: Emma Bell

Age: 13

Location: Dumfries

Role: YOYP D&G volunteer and national ambassador

My Aim: To help deminish the stereotypes of teenagers Hope for my personal achievement: To gain more confidence

Random fact about me: I gave an interview for the news about YOYP

Name: Prentice Baines

Age: 20

Location: Castle Douglas

Role: YOYP D&G Volunteer

My aim: Encourage young people to fulfill their potential and discover their passions. Hope for my personal achievement: Meet new people, build connections and discover more of the region.

Random fact about me: Have asked a question on Question Time.

Name: Siobhan Smith

Age: 17

Location: Stranraer and District

Role: YOYP D&G team member

My aim: increase the opportunities for young people in rural areas by providing more accessible activities Hope for my personal achievement: increase my confidence and teamwork skills along with having a tonne of fun along the way

Random fact about me: I obsessively crave melted cheese … It’s becoming a problem

Name: Marta Pawlicka

Age: 18

Location: Stranraer

Role: YOYP D&G volunteer

My Aim: To increase opportunities for young people in rural and those with disabilities by providing more accessible activities

Hope for my personal achievement: Finally learn Spanish and how to drive

Random fact about me: I’m addicted to Splatoon 2

Name: Emma Margaret Currie

Age: 17

Location: Stranraer

Role: YOYP D&G Volunteer/ MSYP for Galloway and West Dumfries (dunno if that’s relevant)

My aim: Encourage and promote youth civic competence

Hope for my personal achievement: Pass my driving test

Random fact about me: I have a pug called Pepe

Name: Blake Dean

Age:14

Location:Dumfries

Role:YOYP D&G volunteer

My aim: be part of amazing events and meet new people Hope for my personal achievement: I want to become a team leader

Random fact about me: play cricket for Dumfries and I’m amazing!!!!!