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73,000 young people and counting benefit from Barclays employability support

More than 73,000 young people are benefitting from the National Youth Agency’s employability programme, supported by funding from Barclays.

Blog: Sexting – Ten year police record is a harsh lesson

A 14 year-old boy has got a police record after sexting a 14 year-old girl in his class. Although he wasn’t charged the crime of ‘making an indecent image of a child’ will remain on his record for 10 years, potentially affecting his future employment choices.

Guest blog: Rebekah Leedham on Migraine Awareness Week

In the UK alone, 1 in 10 young people suffer with migraine. 18% of 13-14 year olds report migraines. Those under 30 are up to six times more likely to suffer from depression because of it.

National Youth Agency’s Social Action Journey Fund brings benefits to disadvantaged young people

Young people who completed the National Youth Agency’s Social Action Journey Fund programme reported improved attitude and ability as a result of their involvement in the volunteering programme, a new evaluation has found.

Blog: A* for effort

The annual events of A level and GCSE results day have been and gone and with it the tweets from schools and colleges proclaiming the percentage of grades A and A* achieved. Students have done well, congratulations to them all, but you’d be forgiven for thinking the achievement was the schools’ not the young people’s.

New part-time Youth Work degree launches in Leicester and Leeds

Leeds Beckett University, in partnership with the National Youth Agency, has launched a new part time route to a professional Youth Work qualification. 

Blog: Anisa Miah on what she’s learnt on her apprenticeship

A year is a long time; as you grow up you learn to savour every year and every moment and this past year is something I’ll definitely remember for the rest of my life.

NYA launches Youth Work Week 2015

The National Youth Agency is pleased to announce that Youth Work Week 2015 will be held from 2 – 8 November.

Blog: NCS grad Rob Austin – 3 years on and still saying YES

If it weren’t for me saying yes to National Citizen Service back in 2012, three years ago, I wouldn’t have a direction in life. I wouldn’t be the person I am today.

NYA shortlisted for Charity Times Award

The National Youth Agency and O2 and the Telefónica Foundation have been shortlisted for the Charity Times Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year. The Awards which recognise excellence in UK charities, take place on 7 October.

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