YAT (or, the Youth Advisory Team) are a group of young people who have been brought together to advise the Provincial and his Council on ‘the world of the youth’. Since its creation in 2009 YAT has advised on issues such, the continued involvement of volunteers and projects which help those most in need, among other things.
YAT is currently offering grants for projects which develop leadership skills in young people, to find out more and apply please follow the link below.
Find below the reports we have given to the Provincial of the Salesians:
Most Recent YAT Stories
For the last few months YAT (the Youth Advisory Team) have been working on a report on Salesian volunteer involvement and continued involvement. This report follows the Vocations report which has already been published and well received.
The report is based upon surveys of Salesian volunteers, it tries to find out what things can be done to keep people involved in the Salesian network, what opportunities can help people to stay involved and increase their involvement alongside other commitments in their lives. (more…)
A grant scheme for projects which aim to develop young leaders has been launched by the Youth Advisory Team, a committee of young lay Salesians whose task it is to advice the provincial of Great Britain. The newly launched schemes’ first round of applications can be made up until the 3rd November for small grants up to £400. Applications are invited from organisations working on projects which foster leadership skills of an individual or a group of young people. (more…)
The working motif for the weekend was ‘a journey to, in and from the desert’, as in the desert, our questions may not have answers, but it is a place where we can search and explore our questions. (more…)
Late last year we were asked by the Provincial to try to investigate why young people aren’t entering into Religious life. The YAT conducted an anonymous survey to explore people’s experiences and attitudes to vocation, and their suggestions for ways in which Salesian vocations could increase.
The report sums up the findings of the survey and suggestions of what action could be taken by the Province to improve the number of people entering into vocations, alongside and as a complement to what the Province is already doing.
We found there were many reasons why a person might feel apprehensive about embracing religious life, many of which were misconceptions of what entering into Religious life as a Salesian would actually mean in a day-to-day sense.
The report was presented to the Provincial, his council and the Vocations team and was very well received.
The report can be found here.
Over 150 educators from our Salesian Schools and Retreat Centres in Great Britain took part in a Salesian Education Conference on Saturday 9th October 2010. The theme of the day was Educating Young People to Social Justice. The conference, organised by the Salesian Youth Ministry Team and facilitated by YAT (the Youth Advisory Team), took place in the Archbishop Grimshaw Catholic High School in Solihull, near Birmingham.
Teachers and senior staff from the five secondary schools run by the Salesians of Don Bosco and the one secondary school run by the Salesian Sisters were present, together with members of the youth retreat teams from Savio House and Brettargh Holt. (more…)