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County Durham teen champions national youth movement

A teenager from Leadgate, County Durham has been selected from thousands of young people across the country to be a national young leader for the youth programme, National Citizen Service (NCS).

Blog: Government’s Life Chances programme – will it tackle inequality?

David Cameron’s recent speech on Life Chances was a welcome departure. This government has not made many announcements on improving the prospects of the very poorest in our community so it was refreshing to hear the Prime Minister engage with the subject and acknowledge that state has a role in tackling poverty.

Government announcements on Life Chances

The Prime Minister made a speech recently on what his government are doing to improve life chances for the poorest in our communities. It was wide ranging, covering social action, sport, health, housing and more, much of it relevant to young people.

NYA brings greater employability to thousands of young people

The National Youth Agency’s Employability programme, supported by Barclays, has smashed its target to deliver employability and life skills training to young people, bringing support to more than 112,000 young people throughout 2015.

NYA welcomes NCVYS/Ambition merger

NYA welcomes the planned merger between Ambition and NCVYS; bringing organisations together to improve services for young people is essential.

Guest blog: Not bigger than the organisation  

This guest blog is by Michael Bracey, acting chair of the NYA.

Samuel Davies

The National Youth Agency is very sorry to hear the news that Samuel Davies has died. Sam was a former and valued member of our Youth Advisory Group.

Guest Blog: Youth Services must show evidence of positive impact to survive

This blog post by Michael Bracey, NYA acting chair, was originally published in Children and Young People Now magazine.

Blog: Jon Boagey on the challenges of developing a SIB

There’s been lots of interest recently in the work we’re doing to develop a social impact bond.  I’ve met sceptics, enthusiasts and those at the coalface: from those who just think it is all ‘funny money’ (remember that expression?!) to others who see themselves as pioneers. 

Employers’ side withdraws from JNC terms and conditions

The JNC Employers’ Side has decided that it wishes to pursue and support the assimilation of Youth and Community staff to Local Government Service terms and conditions and withdrawal from national bargaining through the JNC.

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