The mission of our clubs is to empower the young people and develop the inherent potential they have by providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to become active leaders in their communities. This is realized through experiential education that celebrates diversity, builds academic and social competencies.
GLOW-YMLP Clubs are youth-led clubs housed in diverse communities around the country. The clubs provide an opportunity for young men and women to become leaders in their communities. These youth are often GLOW or YMLP Camp alumni who, through GLOW and YMLP Club activities, are able to apply what they have learned at camp about leadership and civic engagement in their communities. Clubs hold two meetings monthly and are responsible for one community service project each school semester.
The support which GLOW-YMLP Clubs receive from YMCA includes funding, mentoring, and unique opportunities for training and skills development. These clubs have national standards which they must complete to fulfill their obligations as a club. The organization of clubs in this way allows YMCA and the club coordinators to be more engaged in the club efforts.
Some clubs are allowed to be more flexible in their responsibilities, and while they have the opportunity to receive tangible support from YMCA, they also have the option of creating their own club experience. All clubs members are expected to take part in the service projects organized by the Club.
WHO DO WE WORK WITH?
- GLOW-YMLP Clubs are developed and operated by YMCA with partnership from Peace Corps. Clubs are operated and staffed by YMCA staff, Peace Corps volunteers, and GLOW-YMLP camper alumni.
- Clubs are funded in large part by our partners and supporters including: OKTA, Mermeren Kombinat, SASA mine, TAV Airports, Alkaloid, Kromberg & Schubert, ESM and dozens of individual contributors to our annual crowdfunding campaign.
- We have also worked together with our friends at the US Embassy since the beginning of the GLOW-YMLP program.
GLOW-YMLP Clubs began in 2000 and 2016 respectively in order to provide camp alumni with an opportunity to apply the lessons they learned at Camps GLOW and YMLP in their communities. With a strong commitment to equality and diversity GLOW and YMLP clubs focus on curriculum tracks like environmentalism, civic responsibility, personal development, leadership, youth employability and women’s empowerment. Clubs prepare and propel youth to compose their leadership skills so that they may become the leaders in their communities, and in the world. GLOW-YMLP Clubs formally partnered with YMCA in 2016.
The GLOW & YMLP Impact Summit is a national event in which GLOW and YMLP clubs leaders come together and share their positive practices in working on service projects back in their own communities, inspire each other and learn new skills they can become agents of change to make a greater impact back home.
The goal of the event is to bring staff and campers alumni from the GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) and YMLP (Young Men Leadership Project) camps together to highlight the community service the campers and staff completed in their home communities via their local GLOW or YMLP clubs.
The event is also a great way for reunion to bring staff and campers from GLOW and YMLP together to talk and share about what everyone has been doing since camp in the summer. The invitation is extended to all camp alumni from GLOW and YMLP 2019 as well as club leaders and active members who have completed a service project in the fall semester.
Applications for the event.
At this years event will attend 60 participants from across the country!
We can’t wait to see all of the campers from our 2019 camps and talk about the impact we have made in our communities since our amazing weeks together over the summer. Of course, we will be having some fun too.
The overall program in 2019 is supported by:
Grant from Horus Macedonia.
and generous donations from by our Corporate Partners and Supporters:
Mermeren kombinat and OKTA as gold level sponsors
SASA mine and TAV Airoprts as silver level sponsors
Alkaloid as bronze level sponsor
Kromberg & Schubert as supporter
ESM as Donor
and from lots of individual donors who supported our cause and the mission of our youth development program via our crowd funding campaign.
This program since the very beginning has been supported by the US Embassy.
Работните часови на канцеларијата се од понеделник до петок од 10.00 до 16.00 часот.
Ако сте заинтересирани или пак имате прашања за учество во нашите активности, да споделите идеи или да добиете информации за нашите тековни активности, тоа можете да го сторите на волонтерските средби кои ги организираме повремено.
Календарот на настани се обновува во текот на месецот. Бидете во тек со нашите случувања!
Европската Унија ги покрива сите трошоци со цел да промовира вредности како што се: активно граѓанство, толеранција, взаемно разбирање, солидарност.
Оваа програма еднаш во животот нуди искуство каде волонтерите имаат можност да запознаат други култури, да станат независни, да стекнат работни вештини, да се обучат за тимска работа, да патуваат и научат јазик како и да добијат Youthpass сертификат кој е признаен во странство и со тоа да ги зголемат шансите за вработување.
Доколку се волонтира на долгорочен проект (помеѓу 2 и 12 месеци), волонтерот нема повеќе можност за повторување на искуството преку оваа програма. Доколку првото волонтирање е краткорочно до 2 месеци, тогаш волонтерот би можел да аплицира уште еднаш за искористување на преостанатите 10 месеци.
Овој тип на волонтирање не е платена работа, јазичен курс, стажирање или туризам и покрај тоа што содржи елементи од сето ова.
Проектите за кои може да аплицирате имаат најразлични теми (над 50) и ваше е да одберете дали сакате да работите со деца или во театар или можеби со лица со хендикеп, социјална работа, ICT- нови тенологии, да предавате јазик, да научите како да водите организација, работа со кампови итн.
Низ следниве дата-бази може да се пребаруваат овие теми:
– https://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/project_en (пребарувате согласно Вашите временски планови, тема и земја каде би сакале да волонтирате),
– https://youthforeurope.eu/ (пребарувате под „Младински размени“, „Европски Солидарен Корпус“ или „Тренинзи“)
На овој ЕВС ќе волонтирате од понеделник до петок, вкупно 36 часа. На едно или две места ќе обавувате практична работа. Имате можност за избор помеѓу неколку работни места. Покрај тоа што ќе ви бидат покриени трошоците за пат, сместување, храна, осигурување, исто така ќе добивате и одредена парична сума за џапарлак секој месец.
Овој проект е главно за млади луѓе помеѓу 18-30 години кои имаат помалку можности и не учествувале претходно во проекти од Erasmus+ програмата поради тоа што биле попречени од разни причини. Лица со помали можности се оние кои имаат:
- Попреченост (ментална, физичка, сетилна и сл).
- Лица кои имаат потешкотии при учење (рано го напуштиле школото, со помали квалификации, со ниски оцени);
- Лица кои се соочуваат со економски пречки (низок стандард, ниски примања, долгорочно невработени, бездомници, млади луѓе со финансиски проблеми);
- Културни разлики (имигранти, бегалци, малцинство, здравствени проблеми, со хронични болести, тешка болест или физичка состојба);
- Социјални пречки (лица кои седискриминирани заради религиозна, полова, сексуална, етничка и друга припадност, антисоцијални млади луѓе или со ризични однесувања, во несигурна ситуација, бивши зависници од дрога или алкохол, млади самохрани родители, млади луѓе без родители);
- Географски пречки (луѓе од рурални средини кои се недоволно поврзани со градовите).
Инфо летер-от може да го разгледате тука.
Доколку сте заинтересирани, пишете на firstname.lastname@example.org за да продолжиме со процесот на аплицирање за оваа неверојатно убава авантура!
This open call is intended for equipping young leaders with necessary knowledge and tools to become future change-makers in the local community were they live.
There will be possibilities for learning about topics that include social inclusion of vulnerablegroups, needs assessment in organization or in a project, creating a social project, creating and maintaining an CSO (Civil Society Organization) with its own mission and democratic governance, advocacy and communication, etc.
Full explanation of the criteria for application and the learning modules you can find here.
What is specific about this training academy is that it asks for longer commitment throughout the year. There are three sessions happening in the year 2020, with three different dates and in three different places in Europe:
I session: 24-29 March 2020, Malta
II session: 16-21 June 2020, Slovakia
III session: 3-8 November 2020, Belgium
Applying participant will need to go through all of them.
The second specific thing is that a certain amount of participation will be asked. Currently, we are in a process of finding subsidies for participants coming from places with less opportunities, but it is not clear how much of it will cover the real expenses.
All who are willing to commit for the next year on the provided dates and are able to pay a certain participation amount, please write us on: email@example.com to talk more on the details!
The Call is closed!!!
RePlay is Youth Exchange (YE) about exploring simple ways on how to work together with others, creating a common living space and designing various games outside in nature.
There are 4+1 places available for Macedonians (in total 5 places). The 1 place is for the leader, while other 4 places are considered for participants. The age of the participants should be between 16 and 23.
There is Advanced Planning Visit (APV) for this YE that will be done online.
The Youth Exchange (YE) will happen 16-27 August (excluding travel days). Here, all 5 selected participants are going together, and coming back together. Location of the APV is Olde Vechte Foundation in Ommen, the Netherlands.
YMCA Bitola will give special consideration to those who had, or are planing to have a role in the future camps at our YMCA. For this event there are 75 EUR participation fee for all placements, and another 20 EUR for sending fee. A waiting list will be created from all who apply, in case there are dropouts, and those who will receive confirmation and further instructions from us, can continue with the selection process. For this event there is travel reimbursement of the costs made for going to and from Ommen up to 275 EUR under any circumstances.
Find the Info-letter with more details here, read carefully and then apply here. For questions, write us on firstname.lastname@example.org. In the info-letter it says that the application goes through email@example.com which is also a valid email address. WHEN APPLYING, PLEASE CONSIDER IF YOU WANT TO BE A GROUP LEADER!
–May: YGlobal is testing the platform and creating the curriculum
–June- August: collaboration with our partners for creating the content, gathering materials and finding speakers for the webinars
–February – March 2021 – follow up period with focus on the feedback of the project
Places are filled! However, it is still possible to apply – all who does, automatically will be put on a waiting list. If somebody cancels in the meantime, the next one from that list fills the place!
PEACEMAKERS GLOBAL WEEK – YOUTH, PEACE AND SECURITY
Are you interested in global issues and want to learn more about what you can do to work for more just world? Do you want to meet young people from around the world and discuss important issues such as peace, poverty and injustice together with them? Then Global Week is for you!
Global Week is YWCA-YMCA Global’s summer leadership training course!
Every summer around 50 young people gather in Norway for a week of discussions, learning, action and exciting meetings. With participants from 11 countries, Global Week is really a place to get a feeling of how small the world is. When young people from different parts of the world come together and get to know each other, we get a better understanding of how the world works and how, together, we can work for justice and peace. If you are between 18-30 you can participate in Global Week.
The theme for Global Week 2019 is Youth, Peace and Security. Maybe you think that its only political leaders who can change the word? Or that only staff in a big organization can run campaigns. That’s of course not true. It might sound like a cliché, but it starts with you. At Global Week 2019 we will talk about what we can do to make the world a better place, both for those around us and for young people in other countries. We’ll learn how to develop a campaign, how to get young people involved and how we can use music or social media to work for a more just world.
The week culminates with a campaign day where participants can use their newly learned skills in achieving the best results. Being part of Global Week is important because we live in a world with huge challenges, which we as young people can overcome. Video from the last years exchange can be seen here.
For the Macedonians are available 4 placements. Applicants will be given possibility to attend based on the principle ‘first come first served’ until the places are filled, with the priority given to the ones having been part of our GLOW&YMLP camps and clubs. For this reason, a CV will be asked from the applicants showing interest on our mail. For further applicants, a waiting list will be created and if someone cancels in the meantime, the next on the list will fill the emptied position, for which it will be notified. Always check your mail to see if you are that person!
Apply by sending mail on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation fee/travel costs: Waiting for info!
Sending costs: 30 eur.
Empowering Summer Camp for Youth Leaders is postponed to October!
Empowering Summer Camp Youth Leaders (ESYL for short) is a short training course, hosted by YMCA Netherlands, to strengthen the YMCA summer camp work in Europe. The training course takes place from 19th till 23th of October, and is located on one of the national camp sites of YMCA Netherlands in Leusden, in the middle of The Netherlands.
There are 2 goals for the training: First, to strengthen the YMCA summer camp work in Europe by sharing knowledge with each other, learning new ideas, methods and games. The second goal is to see if this can be used to improve the YMCA standards for summer camps. This due to fact that some of the countries who are involved in this project have been organizing summer camps for quite a long time, and others have just (re)started with summer camps. All YMCA summer camps should offer similar quality to it’s beneficiaries.
The training course is for volunteers and/or youth workers who organize summer camps, or want to learn how to organize summer camps. The age of the participants should be between 17 and 30. The call is open for all youth who is enthusiastic about camping. Have in mind that it is a camp setting, meaning that sleeping is in tents, so you have to bring your own sleeping bag.
There are 4+1 places available for Macedonians (in total 5 places). The 1 place is for the leader who will need to arrive at the camp site on 19th May. Other 4 places are considered for participants, and they arrive on the 20th May.
YMCA Bitola will give special consideration to those who had, or are planing to have some role at our Camps. There is also sending costs of 35 EUR to be paid by the selected participants to YMCA Bitola. A waiting list will be created from all who apply, in case there are dropouts, and those who will receive confirmation and further instructions from us, can continue with the selection process. For this event there is travel reimbursement of the costs made for going to and from Leusden up to 275 EUR under any circumstances.
For more information please consult the Info Letter.