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.
NYA is running a pilot with a cohort of young apprentices to improve retention levels of young people on apprenticeships. The pilot is based in West Yorkshire. We are looking for two JNC qualified and experienced youth workers who will support young people embarking on apprenticeships.
Are you passionate about the environment and making a positive impact? Have you got an idea how digital can create change? Have you got the entrepreneurial drive and innovation to make a difference?
On 23 June NYA met with the JNC employers’ side and Local Government Association representatives to discuss the professional qualifications framework (youth support worker levels 2 & 3, professional youth worker levels 6 & 7).
UK Youth and NYA have initiated discussions to explore the benefits of a shared services model that will enable both organisations to sustain high quality services for young people in the most cost effective way.