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Election manifestos: policies for young people

Here is a round up of the main parties’ election manifestos and their policies relevant to young people.

Blog: How can we tackle young people’s voting apathy?

Young people are increasingly disengaged from the voting process. We all know the stats – young people don’t vote in nearly such numbers as their older counterparts – in 2010 this was 44% for 18-25 year olds compared with 76% of 65 years and over.

Guest Blog: Brendan Conboy on the principles of youth work

My previous blogs have focused on planning and time management, but in this blog I want to share something that is very close to my heart.  I am of course referring to “Youth Work”.

O2 Think Big wins a Big Society Award for investing in young people’s ideas

  O2 Think Big is the latest winner of the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award for its work to help thousands of young people across the UK, turn their ideas for positive change into reality.

O2 Think Big’s Cheryl Mifflin blogs on a top anti-bullying project

Sometimes I am asked to elaborate on the sort of project ideas that a young person might apply for funding for, a difficult question to answer as they can vary so much. However, I want to highlight one in particular, Beat the Bullies. 

NYA supporting CSE Awareness Day

The National Youth Agency is supporting National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day on March 18.

NYA CEO Fiona Blacke to retire

Due to long term health issues Fiona Blacke has taken the difficult decision to take medical retirement and relinquish her position as CEO of the National Youth Agency.

Apprenticeship Week: Anisa Miah blogs on apprenticeships vs university

A few years ago, if someone told me they were doing an apprenticeship instead of university I probably would’ve asked “what is an apprenticeship?” Fast forward a few years and now I’m the one doing an apprenticeship instead of going to university.

Apprenticeship Week: Nicola Fox blogs on being an apprentice

I had my little boy when I was 17 – it was a huge shock, having responsibility for a child. He was born in July straight after my GCSEs. As I was so young I had the help of a teenage support worker who gave me a lot of guidance and to be honest, made

Katie Morton: Blog from Istanbul

The end of January saw me taking part in the “Participate to Change” conference for the Genç Hayat Foundation (Young Lives Foundation) in Istanbul, Turkey. Myself and two of the National Youth Agency Youth Advisory Mentors joined a team of people for three days looking at ways we could make Istanbul organisations more participative.

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