The Mix needs YOU: What should The Mix be talking about?
Some of you will know me and others probably won’t – my names Harry and I’m a member of the Youth Voice Panel at The Mix. It’s our job to help the charity to make sure that young people are at the heart of everything that it does. It’s quite a big job to do ourselves, and so we need your help!
The Mix are setting out on an exciting process called annual planning, which helps to set priorities for the organisation in the upcoming year. I’ve included some more information about the process below (as a spoiler to keep this post at a reasonable length.)
What is annual planning?
Annual planning is a process that The Mix goes
through every year to determine what the organisations priorities will be going
forward. As part of the process, The Mix’s Youth Voice Panel are leading some
consultation work with the young people. We will then present your views back
to the staff team at The Mix so that YOU can have a say in what the charity
focuses on in the upcoming year. For example, if you tell us that young people
are concerned about how to manage their money, we will feed this back to the
staff team who will then look at ways in which The Mix could help address this
Your voices are a really important part of this process – we can’t know what you want if we don’t ask! I’m going to be asking a few questions over the next few weeks and would love to hear what you’ve got to say. To start of with, I’d love to know ‘What do you think The Mix should be talking about?’ What issues do you feel particularly passionate about? What things worry you, and your friends, most?
Let us know in the comments below, and we’ll be sure to feed what YOU think The Mix should be talking about into the annual planning process. I can’t wait to hear what you all think! Feel free to comment with any questions you've got, or drop @Italia or @The Mix a message if you'd rather ask privately!