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Social action for change

More than 2,250 young people have been introduced to social action thanks to our Social Action Journey programme which ends in April 2015. 

Blog: How can we encourage soft skills development in young people?

Currently schools in the UK have a narrow focus on a set of core academic skills, and a culture of intensive testing.  This focus has too often squeezed out another set of ‘softer,’ or non-cognitive, skills which as we know are essential for making the most of cognitive abilities

NYA comment on Labour Party manifesto

The Labour Party has dropped its previous pledge to make youth services statutory if it wins the election. The policy does not appear in its party manifesto.

Blog: No vision for young people in election manifestos

Finally the political parties have laid out their manifestos. It’s difficult to know what to make of them.

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.

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