It’s time to celebrate Anyone who has the opportunity to see youth work in action knows the vital and vibrant service it provides young people, local communities and our society as whole.
This is my story; I grew up in Bristol during the 1980s, coming from what would now be described as a ‘white working class family’ with limited life chances that were compounded by attending a failing secondary school.
I’m lucky enough to lead O2’s programmes to support young people reach their potential. And as you can imagine from a company at the heart of the digital movement, tech plays an important role.
A new green grants programme to fund young people’s tech innovations to tackle climate change launches today (1 November 2016).
This year’s Youth Work Week is focused around social mobility and the role youth work can play in supporting it – Fair Chances: how youth work helps young people to brighter futures.