Blog: Craig Smith – Every day is Takeover Day on Think Big

‘For young people, by young people’, that’s the mantra at O2 Think Big. As a previous Think Big project leader I was totally inspired by what a company like O2 in partnership with NYA were doing. In fact, I was so impressed that when the opportunity to join the team arose, I grabbed it with

Prevent strategy

NYA and NCVYS would like organisations to get in touch if they are involved in the Prevent agenda in any way.  Prevent is one of the four elements of CONTEST, the government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

NYA receives award to develop new youth work funding model

The National Youth Agency working with BWB Impact and Sheffield City Council has received a financial boost to develop a creative new solution to funding neighbourhood youth work.

Blog post: Youth Work Week – Have Your Voice Heard

Youth Work Week has arrived and with it the theme, Have Your Voice Heard. It’s topical right now as young people’s voice is becoming harder to hear.

Youth Work Week 2015: what’s happening?

Youth Work Week runs from 2-8 November 2015. It’s an opportunity to promote youth work and the positive impacts it has on young people.

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.