Change Makers – our young people steering group.

 

The group comes together three times a year at Oxford House Creative Hub. 

We have a selection of young people across all of our free community sessions.

Exim Dance’s ‘Change Makers’ are a diverse group of young people who are an integral part of the company. The group sits alongside Exim’s board of directors and helps to ensure our services and program activities are relevant to and meet the needs of our service users.

The young people are leading social change in their communities, making vital decisions around key issues and providing advice around Exim’s vision, mission, drives and strategic plans.

Exim is committed to providing a safe place for young people’s voices to be heard and valued and for them to feel empowered. They are encouraged to speak openly and honestly about their suggestions and discussions

Meet our Change Makers

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Carmen

Hi, I’m Carmen and I go to Communities Together, Social Hour and ADAPT. I enjoy being part of the Change Makers because I can express myself in a safe place where I feel I can be listened to and hopefully it will be helpful for young people in the future.

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Ellie

Hi, I’m Ellie I go to Communities Together North Prospect and Social Hour. I enjoy going to these sessions because it’s a nice distraction and release, it’s good for my mental health. I’m also part of Change Makers as I like to promote the good work at Exim and love helping to make change for everyone at Exim.

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Elliott

Hi, I’m Elliott, I go to Communities Together North Prospect and Social Hour. I want to be part of Change Makers to help make Exim better by helping to oversee equipment/resources in the building and I want to make it more exciting for young people. I joined Exim to help with anxiety and to learn how to dance.

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Dorothy

Hello! I am Dorothy, I go to Communities Together, ADAPT & Social Hour Participant. I like cheese. I very much love Exim, it’s very cool. I like being part of Change Makers because, it’s fun and I want to help other people.

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Teigan

Hi, I’m Teigan, I got to Making Waves and Social Hour. I want to be part of Change Makers because I want to be able to voice my opinion and know what’s going on in the community, as well as listening to what other people have to say.

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Mya

Hi, I’m Mya and I go to Communities Together Stonehouse & Social Hour. I come to Exim to express myself through dance. I am part of Change Makers because I would like to help develop artistic creations.

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Rebecca

ADAPT Participant

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Tarron

Hi, my name Taz and I go to Dance on Mondays Communities Together Stonehouse and Social-hour on Thursdays, as well as other events like mental  Health champions. I go to Exim because it is a very enjoyable experience and where I can socialise and express myself. I want to be apart of Change Makers to be a voice for other young people who struggle with mental health.

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Katy

Hi, I am Katy – I go to Exim Dance, I love it. I go to College and study Skills Development. I like going dancing because I make new friends and I like dancing. I want to be part of Change Makers – because I want to be a dance teacher.

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Tommy

Hi, I’m Tommy and I go to Communities Together Stonehouse and Social Hour. I come to Exim because they support me as LGBTQ+ and I feel happy here. I want to help with pride and also mental health in our community.