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Katie Morton: Blog from Istanbul

The end of January saw me taking part in the “Participate to Change” conference for the Genç Hayat Foundation (Young Lives Foundation) in Istanbul, Turkey. Myself and two of the National Youth Agency Youth Advisory Mentors joined a team of people for three days looking at ways we could make Istanbul organisations more participative.

NYA welcomes new recruits to its youth advisory group

We are delighted to welcome a new cohort of young people to our youth advisory group for 2015.

NYA supports National Safeguarding Day

The National Youth Agency has pledged its support for National Safeguarding Day, a day of action organised by the National Council for Voluntary Youth Service (NCVYS).

Social Action Journey Fund programme celebrates success

On the 20 February, we held a ‘Get Together’ for some of the young people who have benefited from our Social Action Journey Fund programme.

Blog: Youth Work and SRE – the start of a beautiful relationship

Blog by Catherine Bishop, NYA director of programmes. The Education Select Committee has published its report into PSHE and SRE in schools. Not a moment too soon.

Bob Forsyth

We received sad news that Bob Forsyth, friend of NYA, died on 11th February aged only 50 years old.

Blog: Why I believe everyone should vote

February 5 was National Voter Registration Day. As we draw closer to the general election, and voter registration processes have changed, there’s a need to ensure as many people as possible are registered to vote.

Blog: So why don’t young people vote?

SO! On the 5 February it’s national voter registration day. It’s a big day for a lot of people, just-turned-18-ers, politicians, civil servants and more. You name them, it’ll affect them.

Kurt Lee: “fear of failure” stops youths from chasing an entrepreneurial career

Guest blog: Young entrepreneur Kurt Lee on motivating young people to pursue enterprise

Commission finds young people’s enterprise suffers from fear of failure

Young people are discouraged from starting a business because it is perceived as risky according to a new report from the Commission for Enterprise and Young People.

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