Youth

Knowsley Youth Mutual – Open for Business!

Knowsley’s youth services have officially launched as an employee and young people-led mutual, the first in the region. Knowsley Youth Mutual (KYM) has ‘spun out’ from local authority control, to become an employee and young person owned Community Benefit Society. KYM will continue to provide universal open access youth provision, award programmes, peer education and volunteering, outdoor education, engagement and participation, as well as specialist support and intervention schemes. As a social enterprise, KYM will be able to access a variety of funding sources and trade its services

Knowsley Youth Mutual Open for Business

Knowsley Youth Mutual (KYM), a new employee and young person owned and driven community benefit society, is fully operational from today (Tuesday 1 April 2014). KYM will deliver high quality services for young people in Knowsley including the OurPlace youth facility, awards programmes, outdoor education and youth services, alongside specialist support and interventions. Councillor Eddie Connor, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Community and Culture said: “This is a great achievement for the council and KYM. The creation of a new social enterprise is an excellent demonstration of how we are

Work Rest and Play Provide Desk Space With A Social Conscience

Renting office space at Ilford based communal work space, Work Rest and Play (http://www.workrestandplay.org/) is not just a savvy business move but a direct donation towards helping social enterprise I Am Young (http://www.iamyoung.org/) change the lives of underprivileged young people.  Acting as a business arm for the charity, Work Rest and Play has confirmed that it will donate 100% of its profits to projects and events run by the organisation. Operating as an entirely not-for-profit group, I Am Young is a vibrant and energetic youth development scheme dedicated to providing

Partnership for Male Youth Announces Founding Partners for Groundbreaking National Campaign

Leading national health organizations and health leaders join in unprecedented collaboration to improve the health of adolescent and young adult males The Partnership for Male Youth (http://www.partnershipformaleyouth.org) (www.partnershipformaleyouth.org) has announced its founding members, fifteen national and state organizations that will collaborate on ways to address the unmet health care needs of our nation's young males.  Adolescent and young adult (AYA) males - those between the ages of 10 and 26 - receive minimal health care; for them health care consists largely of sports

Young People’s Question Time comes to Knowsley

Over 70 young people took part in Knowsley Young People’s Question Time, held at OurPlace Youth Facility in Huyton. The event was delivered by Knowsley’s Youth Parliament and Young Advisors as part of their campaign to work closely with Elected Members and decision makers in the borough under the banner ‘If you want us to buy into democracy, you need to talk to us, not about us.’ The panel was chaired by Sheena Ramsey, Chief Executive of Knowsley Council, who was joined by Matthew Ashton, Director of Public Health for Knowsley; Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Leisure,

Young Athletes in Queens, NY Offered Competitive Edge with World Class Sports Performance Coaching

New York, NY: New York’s most promising young athletes can now get a significant edge to get ahead as world class sports performance coaching arrives in Queens and Brooklyn (http://www.d1speedacademy.com/about_d1.html). Part gym, part training camp, the specialty youth sports and athletic performance programs at D1 Speed Academy are designed for middle and high school athletes aged 9 – 17. Created firmly to hone skills, increase athletic performance and transform promising kids into possible college level student athletes, the Academy is one of the first to offer this type of training on

Learning, literacy and feminism: empowering reluctant readers using The Hunger Games

[image] [image] Popular fiction can have a dramatic impact on young people’s willingness to read, as the Harry Potter franchise has demonstrated, but three researchers from Brock University, Ontario, suggest that other lessons may also be learned. To test their theory, they set up a girls-only book club to study the popular series, The Hunger Games. Their findings are now available, free to view, in a detailed case study published in the current issue of the Journal of Youth Studies. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins is an international publishing phenomenon. The dramatic

Enterprising future for youth services in Knowsley

An innovative way to deliver youth services is being developed after Knowsley Council and staff working for its youth service voted to establish a new social enterprise. Knowsley Youth Mutual will deliver quality open access youth clubs, awards programmes and positive activities alongside specialist support and interventions for young people when it is fully operational by April 2014. The arrangements are intended to safeguard the jobs of 80 staff currently working for Knowsley Council and protect current services for young people, which might otherwise be at risk because of

CACI awarded Ministry of Justice contract

CACI awarded Ministry of Justice contract to support the introduction of the AssetPlus framework to improve outcomes for young people in the youth justice system 
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