How It Started:
In 2003 Mouth That Roars piloted a Peer Mentoring Scheme, whereby we recruited & trained young people, who had attended our workshops previously, as Co-Facilitators. It proved to be so successful that we have continued the scheme to date. At present we have 10 trained Co-Facilitators working with us at MTR.
Why We Are Doing This:
- To give young people employment opportunities
- To enable young people to develop leadership skills & gain more confidence in participating in new programmes & within new groups
- To have a team of young people who can help develop MTR, who are regularly consulted on the development of MTR
- To give young people who wouldn’t ordinarily be given this opportunity, a chance to develop skills that can help them in their future
Co Facilitator role:
To work alongside MTR Facilitators and support the planning, delivery and evaluation of film and media workshops with children and young people in a variety of youth settings.
- To plan and prepare training activities, as agreed with the lead facilitator.
- To undertake all project work in line with MTR Company policy and Co-facilitators Project Guidelines on practice.
- To refer all group work or behaviour issues to the lead facilitator.
- To attend regular training and project meetings, as necessary.
- To ensure that projects evaluation forms are completed after each session.
- To ensure that all appropriate paperwork is completed and handed in for processing i.e. timesheets.
- To help young people to explore new ideas and ways to film, rather than getting them simply to follow the methods that are already used on television
- To ensure that participants remember to get the basics i.e. Outro’s, Cutaways & Sound Bites.
- To check sound levels and address any technical issues with the lead facilitator.
- To ensure that all tapes are labelled accurately with workshop title, group & date (and any additional relevant info).
Young people who go through our training programme are now an integral part of projects run by MTR.
The young people receive training in:
- Co-facilitator role
- Basic Youth Work skills
- Anti-discriminatory practise