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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.

NYA welcomes new recruits to its youth advisory group

We are delighted to welcome a new cohort of young people to our youth advisory group for 2015.

NYA supports National Safeguarding Day

The National Youth Agency has pledged its support for National Safeguarding Day, a day of action organised by the National Council for Voluntary Youth Service (NCVYS).

Social Action Journey Fund programme celebrates success

On the 20 February, we held a ‘Get Together’ for some of the young people who have benefited from our Social Action Journey Fund programme.

Blog: Youth Work and SRE – the start of a beautiful relationship

Blog by Catherine Bishop, NYA director of programmes. The Education Select Committee has published its report into PSHE and SRE in schools. Not a moment too soon.

Bob Forsyth

We received sad news that Bob Forsyth, friend of NYA, died on 11th February aged only 50 years old.

Blog: Why I believe everyone should vote

February 5 was National Voter Registration Day. As we draw closer to the general election, and voter registration processes have changed, there’s a need to ensure as many people as possible are registered to vote.

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