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.…

Read More

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…

Read More

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.

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Somewhere to Talk: How youth clubs can support young people’s wellbeing

Somewhere to Talk: How youth clubs can support young people’s wellbeing

Following the launch of the Young Minds Vs campaign, the recent parliamentary inquiry into mental health equality in the NHS and with Time To Talk Day this coming Thursday, it is safe it say that mental health and wellbeing, particularly that of young people, has the attention of many, including Ambition.…

Read More

New school year, new opportunities

New school year, new opportunities

By Helen Marshall

Now that the summer holidays have ended and another new school year has started, it’s important to recognise that not every child successfully develops within the traditional parameters of the education system. At Ambition, we’re keen to improve links between youth clubs, their programmes and schools so that young people can take advantage of opportunities that may not otherwise be readily available.

Read More

Spotlight on…social action at Berkshire Youth

Spotlight on…social action at Berkshire Youth

By Richard Jennings

At a time when funding cuts are threatening local youth services, Ambition member Berkshire Youth wanted to provide young volunteers with leadership training to develop their skills and help establish a sustainable social action cycle.

Read More