More than 2,250 young people have been introduced to social action thanks to our Social Action Journey programme which ends in April 2015.
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
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.
Finally the political parties have laid out their manifestos. It’s difficult to know what to make of them.
Here is a round up of the main parties’ election manifestos and their policies relevant to young people.
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.
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 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.
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.
The National Youth Agency is supporting National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day on March 18.