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Farewell From CLIConline

Posted by CLIConline from Anglesey - Published on 20/03/2015 at 16:30
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Yn Gymraeg

It is with great sadness that we announce the end of CLIConline. The Welsh Government have taken the decision to bring funding to a close as of 30th April 2015.

While some of the local sites will remain, they will no longer be connected by a national CLIC network.

Since ProMo-Cymru took on the project in 2008 it has grown from a website receiving 800 visits per month to a national network in every county in Wales, receiving up to 57,000.

What we are most proud of is the number of young people who have used and benefitted from CLIConline during that period. Young people all over Wales have used CLIConline to gain employment, influence ministers and get free press passes to review hundreds of gigs, festivals and shows.

It's been one hell of a ride and we're sad to see it end. We would love to know what have been your favourite moments of the CLIC journey and encourage you to share them either in articles and comments to the site or on social media using the #CLICstory hashtag.

Share Your #CLICstory

We want CLIC to go out with a bang and tell the world what an impact it's made on the lives of young people across Wales.

We want you to share your favourite moments: articles, videos, photos and memories. Shout them from the rooftops! Or, y'know, just use the #CLICstory hashtag anywhere and everywhere. The site will still be running until the end of April so please submit anything and everything in the form of articles and comments as well.

Wishing you all the best,

- The CLIC Team

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Ollys_Direction

Ollys_Direction

Commented 14 months ago - 27th February 2015 - 18:09pm


The amount of memories CLIC have given me in the last four years have meant so much To me. Being involved with the CLIC community has really made me become the person who I am today. I joined the website in December 2010 a shy 15 year old girl with no idea what I had planned for the future. After the amazing opportunities and people I've met, I've made a strong decision on my career choice of being a journalist and have gained so much experience for my CV. I have many memories from the website but my top three would be

3. Becoming CLICer of the year in 2011 after only being involved with the site under a year. It was a sort of milestone for me to show how much I had changed as a person.

2. Meeting my friend Camryn to interview her before being her guest for the One Direction show in Cardiff. I've known Camryn since she was 10 and to finally get to meet and interview her before seeing my favourite boyband and band as well as Camryn live for the first time was such an amazing experience and something I'll never forget.

1. Anglesey. It was the first time I had gotten involved with CLIC personally and it was such an amazing experience. I had never gone anywhere without my family before so it was such a huge step for me. I left home anxious and hesitant and came home feeling so much more confident and with a loaf of new friendships. That residential is what opened the door to so many opportunities for me and introduced me to what CLIC is all about. And of course, who could forget the 10 hour journey we all loved? And the fact that it takes less time to fly to America than across the country. But as much as I felt like I was never going to get off that bus, it's a story I like referring to now and then.

Thank you, CLIC. Without you, I wouldn't be who I am today.

eddie secretary

eddie secretary

Commented 14 months ago - 27th February 2015 - 19:58pm

im really going to miss clic online, they have helped me so much in my time of being a member and they can opened me up to so many new opportunities, i dont know what i will do without clic
:(

AgoraphobicFeminist

Commented 14 months ago - 1st March 2015 - 17:08pm

I'm so disappointed CLIC is going.

Having my articles published online has given me a good portfolio and I even got paid for my writing last year. Without CLIC I wouldn't have had this opportunity.

I'm a young carer and I've also seen that service cut in the last year. Soon we won't have anywhere where we can be ourselves. It doesn't make sense to me. It's helping young people gain confidence and a lot of the time, employment, why get rid of it?

Rhystopher

Rhystopher

Commented 14 months ago - 4th March 2015 - 14:40pm

It's a real shame Clic is going to be around anymore. I remember having some of my more known articles being published there and even getting an over-sized T-Shirt as a 3rd place prize for a review during one of the award shows.

Even still, CLIC has been a very respectable organization to help represent Wicid and all the other youth forums throughout Wales. It was great being apart of you CLIC, sad to see you go, but I'm glad to have worked alongside you, or volunteered rather.

SamuelPatterson

SamuelPatterson

Commented 13 months ago - 27th March 2015 - 13:33pm

Find below a list of people to whom you should write strong-worded letters:
Keith Towler, the Children's Commissioner for Wales, - commissioner@childcomwales.org.uk
Sally Holland, his replacement, staring in April, - hollands1@cardiff.ac.uk
Huw Lewis, Minister for Education and Skills, - correspondence.huw.lewis@wales.gsi.gov.uk
Mr Jo Banks, Head of Youth Support and Guidance, - jo.banks@wales.gsi.gov.uk
There; a list of people. You literally have no excuse now to simply sit there and do nothing to protect CLIConline.

Do something.

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