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.
We are delighted to welcome a new cohort of young people to our youth advisory group for 2015.
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).
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 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.
We received sad news that Bob Forsyth, friend of NYA, died on 11th February aged only 50 years old.
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.
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.
Guest blog: Young entrepreneur Kurt Lee on motivating young people to pursue enterprise
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.