This is my story; I grew up in Bristol during the 1980s, coming from what would now be described as a ‘white working class family’ with limited life chances that were compounded by attending a failing secondary school.
I’m lucky enough to lead O2’s programmes to support young people reach their potential. And as you can imagine from a company at the heart of the digital movement, tech plays an important role.
A new green grants programme to fund young people’s tech innovations to tackle climate change launches today (1 November 2016).
This year’s Youth Work Week is focused around social mobility and the role youth work can play in supporting it – Fair Chances: how youth work helps young people to brighter futures.
Nowadays you can’t walk down the street without your smartphone, smartwatch or tablet pinging; we use our smartphones for everything; from the food shop down to finding love.
On 11 October NYA associate director Jon Boagey gave evidence to the House of Lords’ select committee on financial exclusion. Here’s a summary of what Jon discussed.
Young people believe that climate change is the most serious issue facing their future. Ice caps are melting, habitats are being destroyed, animals are becoming extinct and humans are losing their homes from the effects of climate change. Millennials want to take action.
Leading children’s charity Barnardo’s has been recognised for its efforts to ensure that young people and their views lie at the heart of the services it delivers.
NYA is going to the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences. We’ll be at the Youth Zone, alongside other big youth organisations like Girlguiding, Brook, Centrepoint and UK Youth, so come and say hello.
The Prime Minister has unveiled a significant package of support for young people this week. The Youth Investment Fund is worth £40m and is accompanied by a further £40m to social action organisation Step up to Serve to support young people volunteering in the community.