Understanding young people issues
Planit-YP deals with the complex issues surrounding young people. IT models the life of a community. Teams play the role of key decision makers including education, health sector, emergency services and targeted youth support.
Teams need to work together to sort problems such as teenage pregnancy, anti-social behaviour, worklessness, and drugs in a virtual community. They need to consider root causes and create positive alternatives.Win-win-win solutions need to be negotiated and incidents avoided.
Finally – after each round – the teams are scored on indicators relating to young people.
[I liked the ] interactive nature, I think the tool would be great with young people
The workshop combined fun and learning with realistic outcomes.