Supporting youth work
Highlighting the achievements of last year’s Youth Work Week!
In 2013 Youth Work Week was held from 4 – 10 November.
Youth Work Week 2013 was a huge success with activities happening throughout the country including local youth events, youth forums, MPs giving an hour to youth projects, youth sector conferences and more! Thank you to all those who were involved, this very successfully raised the profile of youth work.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Youth Worker Awards: more than 45 applications were received for the NYA Youth Worker Awards, with Ann-Marie Lawson of Groundwork Northants our top Youth Worker Award Winner.
- We launched the Youth Work Foundation: a new bursary scheme for would-be youth workers.
- Local Youth Work Week events: over 45 activities were recorded on our online event calendar helping promote them both on our website and through social media at the time of the events.
- Youth work video competition winners announced: inventive and creative films that highlighted the importance of youth work to young people.
- Give an Hour: over 60 MPs offered to give an hour to local youth activities including shadow chancellor Ed Balls MP and communities minister Brandon Lewis MP.