Jack Jennings, 20, an employee of retail display company The Display Centre is the first young person to have joined the YEUK Young Professional scheme. The scheme is run by Ambition member Youth Employment UK: an organisation that is dedicated to helping young people take ownership of their development. YEUK aims…
YMCA North Tyneside has been running an incredible life-changing Diffusion music project through Ambition’s Youth Music funding. In this guest blog piece, programme leader Steve Williamson shares some of the great work that is being done at YStudio to engage young men from challenging backgrounds.
Lancashire Association of Boys and Girls Clubs, celebrating its 80th birthday this year, has become the first Ambition member to achieve an Ambition Quality+ award, demonstrating the high standard of their work with youth clubs and projects. Becky Hedgcock, deputy county organiser at LABGC, shares their experience.
Sam Whittaker, project co-ordinator at Tackle Homophobia, describes the recent Sussex round hosted with our member Sussex Clubs for Young People in the build up to Ambition’s national 5-a-side football championship.
By Terry Koutsios
In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, fivesquids founder Terry Koutsios describes the ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ his organisation is hoping to inspire in young people through its partnership with Ambition. He explains that being enterprising means far more than running a business, it entails thinking outside the box and believing in your own ideas.
By Neil Martin
Neil Martin is Chief Executive of the Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade, as well as a NCVYS Trustee and Chair of the Inter Faith Youth Trust. To mark Inter Faith Week, Neil provides some insight into how a better understanding of the needs and creation of faith and culturally sensitive youth provisions can be approached.
By Amy Burns
In her final blog post of the series, Ambition’s Young Ambassador Amy Burns (aka A Me B) shares exciting news about the girls’ invitation to perform as guests at LABGC’s ‘Clubs Got Talent’ final. She describes the last-minute touches being made to their songs and how they’re preparing for the big night.
By Laura Fazekas
Laura Fazekas is a young leader from Action4Youth. She shares her experience of speaking at a joint fringe event on quality youth clubs run by Ambition and UK Youth at this year’s Labour Party Conference Youth Zone.