A promise from the nation to the next generation: We must do better by young people

A new national survey of Brits shows that 8 in 10 (79%) believe the next generation should be left better off than the last (and just 2% think they should be worse off). Yet the majority (59%) believe the current generation of young people will be worse off for jobs, housing, health and the environment

NYA celebrates the achievements of The Environment Now

The Environment Now had its last event last week to celebrate the achievements of the 50 young entrepreneurs and impact of the programme. Projects, partners and funders attended the event on December 4th to hear from projects on their experiences and for NYA to outline the impact of the programme. The NYA team are so

#iwill, Social Action and Youth Work

After another hugely successful #iwill week recently we look briefly at the part that Social Action has to play in youth work, its benefits, and provide a comprehensive guide on how to get involved courtesy of our friends at #iwill. There is a common misconception amongst much of the public that associates youth work with

Sector will miss vInspired

The loss of vInspired will be felt keenly by the youth sector, as a national champion of young people. Grown out of the Russell Commission’s report, over the years it has helped promote positive activities, opportunities and perceptions of young people through volunteering across the country. Its work and values live on through all the

The Lowry’s Youth Employability and Skills Programme win NYA sponsored award

    Last night at the Children and Young People Now awards 2018, The Lowry’s Youth Employability and Skills Programme won the Youth Work award, sponsored by the NYA. NYA CEO Leigh Middleton presented the award at the gala ceremony in London. The award was judged by a panel of experts and sector professionals as

The Common Third – A Kindred Spirit to Youth Work?

-by Jameel Hadi & Thure Johansen, Treehouse Associates The authors are indebted to Professor Pat Petrie, Professor Emeritus at Thomas Coram Research Unit at UCL and founding member of the Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA) for her expertise, advice and help in editing this article. Treehouse Associates is an organisation which aims to develop and share

Youth Work Week 2018 – The Growth Company’s Akeim Mundell

Day 4 of 2018’s Youth Work Week article series sees The Growth Company celebrating Akeim Mundell and the great work he does through youth work. Akeim shines as a role model for Manchester’s youth This week is Youth Work Week, so we’re putting the spotlight on an amazing person who has committed to making a

Youth Work Week 2018 – Engaging Young People Through Film

In day 3 of our Youth Work Week 2018 blog series, youth organisation IntoFilm discuss their approach to engaging young people through film clubs and empowering them to plan and lead projects through youth work. Engaging with young people can be a challenge for youth workers and educators alike. Whether in the classroom or part of

Youth Work Week 2018 – Centre for Youth Impact Chief Executive Bethia McNeil

Day 2 of 2018’s Youth Work Week article series brings Bethia McNeil, Chief Exec of the Centre for Youth Impact and policy / research enthusiast, and her thoughts on the conceptual challenges of measuring impact and value in the youth sector. Thinking about the value of youth work Writing a half-decent, useful blog on the value

Youth Work Week 2018 – Epic CIC MD Brendan O’Keefe

Kicking off our Youth Work Week article series for this year is Epic CIC Managing Director, Brendan O’Keefe on his youth work awakening. You can also find Epic CIC’s ‘What is Youth Work’ video here   I need to start with a confession. Before joining the world of youth work, my professional career had been