In April 2013, Microsoft and UK youth awarded Dorset Youth Association (DYA) funding to become one of 30 Microsoft Youth IT Hubs in the Country. As an IT Youth Hub we committed to recruiting and supporting three IT Champions (16+) to peer educate other young people and to help facilitate workshops which ensure that a wide group of people have improved IT knowledge, access to IT facilities and other skills relevant to the digital workplace.

“Very well presented in comfortable surroundings”

This fantastic Hub’ is still used by all projects and provisions accessing the building and has successfully added a new aspect to engage young people. DYA’s very own IT Hub Champions facilitated a range of exciting and innovative training noticeably delivering Twitter training to our very own local Police Officers.

Feedback from Dorset Police following training;

The trainers, Ashley, Edward and Alex were every patient and helpful…”