Want to be part of our Youth Advisory Group?

Are you 16 – 22, based in the East Midlands and want to help advise, challenge and enhance the work of the NYA? We’re looking for 8 young people to join our Youth Advisory Group (YAG). YAG members get involved with a diverse range of activities at NYA, including: – Training & development (presentation skills,

Are you supporting Youth Work Week 2014?

Youth Work Week is a week long celebration of all things youth work.  Now in its 21st year, it provides an opportunity for youth organisations, youth workers and young people to celebrate their achievements and the impact of their work. This year it runs from 3-9 November 2014.

Give an Hour 2014

Over 20 Members of Parliament have already committed to visiting a youth project with in their constituency for our annual campaign as part of Youth Work Week 2014.

Blog: depression – I’m still learning to cope

In light of recent events, with the suicide of an international superstar and comedy and improv legend, Robin Williams and World Mental Health Day there will undoubtedly be thousands upon thousands of blogs popping up all over the internet about the topics of suicide, depression and celebrities. It’s broken my heart that one of my

Youth Worker Awards: And the winner is….

We are delighted to announce the joint winners of this year’s Youth Worker Awards are Flavia Docherty and Sharon Mccauley.

On previous occasions we have selected just one overall winner. However, this year the standard was of such high quality, we have decided to award the top spot to two youth workers.

Blog: Ann-Marie Lawson 2013 Youth Worker Award winner

I believe in youth work, it’s that simple!  If we want to develop our children and young people to be the best that they can be then youth work plays as important part in that development as formal education, sport, modern languages and the arts. 

Blog: Chloé Martin dons her life jacket and climbs aboard for the Think Big regatta

The regatta combines 2 days of networking, teambuilding and yacht racing, whilst supporting Think Big. Each team that enters the regatta will fund at least four young peoples’ big ideas.

Blog: Young trustee Tamanna Miah at the Conservative Party Conference

I represented the NYA at the Conservative party conference held at the Birmingham ICC on the 28Sep – 1 October 2014.

Update on level 2/3 youth work in practice review

Thank you everyone who participated in the consultation in July this year on the structure and units for the new Level 2 and 3 Youth Work Practice qualifications.

Blog: Citizenship – Why the Right to Vote Matters

Recently, 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland were able to vote for the first time. There are a number of campaigns supporting the decreasing of the UK voting age to 16, and Labour has recently backed this, although it is unlikely that anything will be in place before the next general election.