NYA is delighted to have been awarded The National Lottery Community Fund’s COVID-19 emergency funding for the Routes to Success project.  The project supports the delivery of activities designed to support communities through the COVID-19 crisis. Young people have been severely impacted by the pandemic and lockdown and Youth Workers are faced with supporting them to navigate a range of challenges. 

The Routes to Success project is focused on two specific areas: 

  • Developing Sector Practice 
  • Organisational Development Programme

Find out more about these two areas and see how you can get involved in this fantastic project.  

Developing Sector Practice

We have delivered a variety of free webinars to help youth workers and those working with young people to develop their skills, practice and knowledge.  The webinars cover a variety of topics, including youth violence, rural youth work, anti-racism and trauma informed practice.  

Each webinar is 1-hour 30 minutes in length, with leading experts providing information and tools you can take away and implement with the young people you work with.

You can watch these back on our Youtube Channel

Webinar NameDescriptionWatch Now
Young People and Anger ManagementThis webinar aims to develop an understanding of how anger is triggered and experienced by young people and the way youth workers can help them express feelings in more positive way that don’t overwhelm and lead to conflict.Watch Now
Introduction to International Youth WorkThis short seminar will explore the benefits and challenges of international youth work, providing some tips and encouragement to youth workers, who wish to embark on their first international youth work experience.Watch Now
Future Proofing Racial JusticeWith Racial Justice front and centre in all our feeds, inboxes and conversations how do we as a youth sector continue to lead around anti oppressive practice and future proof our commitment to racial equity amongst staff, young people and the communities we serve.Watch Now
Supervision & Reflective PracticeA webinar looking at the fundamentals of supervisions and reflective practice.Watch Now
Young People and EmploymentYouth Employment UK will discuss the impact Covid-19 has had on young people and what the challenges and opportunities have been.Watch Now
Responding to Youth Violence through Youth WorkThis online workshop will enable learners to understand the factors that cause young people to join deviant groups who may be involved in different forms of violence and criminality.Watch Now
Porn: What’s the Problem?This online workshop engages ideas to explore the potential impact and influence of pornography with young people on everything from gender politics to body image, sexual consent to exploitation to clarify the differences between porn fantasy and real life relationshipsWatch Now
Rural Youth WorkRural youth work presents a unique set of challenges for practitioners. This webinar will explore some of these and share examples of practice to meet them.Watch Now
Substance Misuse and Harm Reduction in Youth WorkThis webinar will focus on Harm Reduction as a suitable approach for Youth Workers working around issues of substance use and misuse. It will look at the various risks associated with psychoactive substances, and will examine what youth work has to offer in supporting Young people to navigate these.Watch Now
Health and WellbeingYouth work is well placed to support the health and wellbeing of young people. Through the lens of the 5 ways to wellbeing, this webinar explores ways in which Youth Workers can develop this area of practice, as a discrete service and with partners.Watch Now
Exploitation and RelationshipsThe objective of this webinar is to explore how to work with young people at risk from being exploited and/or from continuing their involvement in exploitative relationships.Watch Now
Grief and LossA webinar to examine youthwork practitioner’s ownership of resilience. Framing our assumptions of self care and to examine the variation support and assets available of loss and grief within a young person life and how to respond.Watch Now
Young People and the EnvironmentFrom the climate strikes to COVID 19 restrictions, we’ve seen an increased need from young people for society, government and business to tackle big global issues (the climate and nature crisis), to support in the UK’s mental health crisis, to ensure they have secure stable jobs for the future and to have access to nature nearby to increase their quality of life. This meeting will invite youth workers and those who work with young people to answer, “What is youth work’s role in all these different topics related to the natural environment?”Watch Now
Trauma Informed PracticeTrauma Informed Practice Webinar will focus on understanding trauma and what it means to be a trauma informed youth worker/organisation, and how to understand young people and their emotional health and well-being. This webinar will help youth workers to reflect on their approach to young people who may have experienced trauma, including how young people have been impacted by COVID19. The webinar will be led by 42nd Street.Watch Now
LGBTQ Youth WorkIn this webinar we will informally explore issues and good practice for workers engaged in, or embarking on, work with LGBTQ young people, or work relating to these communities.Watch Now

Organisational Development Programme 

We are delighted to be offering 20 small-to-medium sized organisations the opportunity to work with our youth work specialists to deliver the best possible services for young people.  Working with each organisation’s leadership team, we will provide support to move through their development plan, examine specific challenges and co-design bespoke solutions to meet the needs of the organisation in the context of their local community, and specific circumstances. 

The programme will include a blend of on-line activity, events, podcasts and webinars, and a network of youth-workers offering specialist advice and consultancy.

We are pleased to announce the successful organisations below: 

  • Hessle Road Network 
  • Zone Youth Project 
  • Concordia Volunteers 
  • RMD Adventure Learning 
  • Wiltshire Youth for Christ
  • Dawdon Youth and Community Centre 
  • Powered by NRG C.I.C. 
  • Youth Action 
  • Winchester Street Reach 
  • Participation Works NW
  • No Shame in Running 
  • The Sidney Walter Centre 
  • Southwater Youth Project
  • Seeds4Success 
  • Kidderminster & District Youth Trust 
  • Base 51 
  • The Crib 
  • Kinsman and Treningle Tenants and Residents Association 
  • Lifespace Trust 
  • The Matrix Trust 
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