The role of the Youth Sector and VCS in Supporting Young People’s Health

In November I briefly wrote about the work of Young People Cornwall (YPC), how youth participation is central to all they do and the positive impact investing in youth voice has been to the success of the organisation, even in the tough economic climate in which we are all operating.…

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Hampshire’s First YEUK Young Professional: Jack Jennings

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…

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Ambition 2016, Supporting Young People’s Health, Wellbeing and Relationships

Ambition 2016 was a great success. The event was further confirmation to me of the growing feeling that as a sector we are readying ourselves to unite and to learn from each other’s experiences, face issues head on and celebrate progress.

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Children’s Commissioner’s Launch of Ambitious for Children

“Listen, Listen, Listen!” A phrase which rang through my head during the Children’s Commissioner’s first year launch of Ambitious for Children on 12 July 2016. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a note to self. Quite the contrary, it was one of the most important messages I took away that…

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A call for your perspective on Brexit

The impact of the result nearly two weeks on is starting to materialise. As you will be well aware the prominent issues in the media include the most significant political upheaval in a generation, social divisions and economic uncertainty. So – what does that mean for us, the sector and the…

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Brexit – what does this mean for our members?

It has been interesting and a little surprising listening to the fallout from the Brexit vote both from an individual’s perspective but also (at the same time) trying to understand the ramifications for our sector and in particular our members. If we consider some of the commentary prior to the…

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Engaging Young Men Through Music

Engaging Young Men Through Music

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.

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