Youth Team

YOTA construction demonstration

YOTA construction demonstration

What we do

The original Youth Committee, which was formed in 2014, has been superseded by a newly-formed Youth Team, headed up by Youth Champion, Sara McGarvey, 2I0SSW.

Through the Youth Team, Sara aims to spark interests, develop links and motivate young people to get involved. She says, ‘our hobby is so diverse that there is something for everyone. It is the task of the Youth Team to be the guiding light in attracting young people to amateur radio, to challenge perceptions and create an environment in which to foster new skills and lifelong participation’.

Some of our plans for 2019:
• Develop an enthusiastic and invigorated team of young amateurs who are motivated to work hard to bring amateur radio to schools, scouts, universities and the general public
• Run a Buildathon at the 2019 Hamfest
• Establish links to and support the scout events at Gilwell Park
• Build on existing links with other RSGB committees
• Ensure participation in YOTA 2019 summer event
• Run YOTA Month 2019
• Plan engagement activities for British Science Week 2019
• Develop new and updated promotional material
• Ensure Youth Team members are integrated into the regional teams and are active in their own areas, attending rallies etc.

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