Reflecting on the Hull Hope Hack
17 March 2023
On Monday 6th February 2023, the Humber Violence Prevention Partnership (VPP) and partner organisations were proud to host their first youth engagement event. The 'Hope Hack' involved young people creating solutions to a fairer society and safer community.
Feedback from young attendees:
"I'm so pleased to be here, and I feel so important."
"I was able to express ideas, talk, listen to other people’s ideas and I feel really lucky to have had this chance… at the end of the day, every group made a speech, and I was one of those who made that speech, it was an unforgettable and perfect moment for me, my self-confidence was restored and I was able to speak very well.”
“It succeeded in its goal of bringing more people together…I got to meet new people. This is good for people like me who don’t find it easy to meet new people.”
"All of the subject areas were really relevant to current study topic areas. Social skills and participation were really important skills gained from the event."
Feedback from facilitators and staff:
“Managed to engage a diverse range of young people. I loved the presentations at the end and seeing such a spectrum of young people who would probably never usually mix, all working together towards a shared goal. Absolute magic!”
"One of the best days of my career."
“Getting Beats Bus to do the energiser was a stroke of genius! It pushed people out of their comfort zone but in a really fun way, and I definitely noticed a difference in the level of contribution from the young people after that.”
Our young person "was very pleased to see that his comments were shown and proved to him the possibility of things actually happening from this session."