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.

NYA supports Bite the Ballot’s National Voter Registration Day campaign

The National Youth Agency is supporting Bite the Ballot’s campaign to get young people age 16 and over to register to vote ahead of this year’s general election.

NYA launches booster fund for employability projects across the UK

Supported by funding from Barclays, the National Youth Agency is investing £1 million into the youth sector, delivering employability and life skills training for up to 100,000 disadvantaged young people aged 14-25 between January and December 2015.

Blog: Military ethos – where’s the evidence?

Jon Boagey, operations director, asks why military ethos doesn’t seem to need evidence to get government funding.