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.

NYA backs soft skills campaign

The National Youth Agency is today announcing its support for McDonald’s campaign to recognise the value of soft skills.

NYA and Regional Youth Work Units publish snapshot of changes to youth sector

The National Youth Agency has produced a new report into the changes and trends the youth sector is currently undergoing. The report which has been produced with input from the Regional Youth Work Units, acts as a snapshot of the plethora of developments that are currently emerging, including the dramatic cuts made to local authority

Cuts watch update

This post is part of our continuing series on funding cuts to youth services.

Blog: Cuts, section 251 and unreliable data

Jon Boagey, NYA operations director, blogs on the difficulty of collecting data on youth services.

Level 2/3 Youth Work in Practice Qualifications update

The latest developments on  the level 2/3 youth work in practice qualification.