Action4Youth News – May 2024

This month we’re putting a spotlight on the incredible individuals who help us make a difference in the lives of young people, “Celebrating People”. So, let’s appreciate the driving forces behind our success, the people who work tirelessly for and with Action4Youth.

The Inspiration Programme

This month, our partner NHBC, led by CEO Steve Wood, welcomed students from The Inspiration Programme including the MK Academy and Aylesbury Vale Academy.

The students, from years 9 to 11, had the opportunity to tour the office, speak to members of the team about their background and why they chose to work for NHBC. They also had a fun and challenging activity to understand the importance of communicating between the teams.

The Inspiration Programme has many benefits:

✨72% increased confidence
✨93% increased aspiration
✨79% increased learning and communication.

Hear it from them

At Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes, we’re all about fun! With a plethora of land and water-based activities, there’s something for everyone.

Willow, a lovely student who recently visited, had a blast and wanted to share her exciting day with you all. Just click on the image below and you’ll be transported right into her adventure-filled day.

The Caldecotte Xperience

We offer day visits and residentials for schools and groups and accommodation bookings for individuals.

Day visits start from as little as £45.00pp, including three activities. Alternatively, our residential packages offer great value for money and an experience of a lifetime.

Book a perfect package

Calling all schools and groups looking for a NEW adventure this year.

Check out our four levels of residential packages – a hassle-free way to choose your residential. Our packages make it easy to budget and plan, simply decide how many activities and nights you’d like to stay and pick an accommodation type. The George Amey centre offers comfortable, indoor accommodation or alternatively, nurture your outdoor adventurer and choose from our stunning yurts or bell tents.

The Junction

SEND-only session at our youth centre, The Junction.

Young people aged 12-25 with special education needs and disability, are welcome to come and join in the fun at our SEND only sessions between 6.30pm – 8.30pm every Thursday. From arts and crafts, lego building and cooking sessions and with access to an Xbox, pool table, football and TV, there really is something for everyone. Also, they can enjoy some free snacks or tea and a life skills workshop.

For more information or support, please call Paul, Centre Manager on 07435 943322 or Hannah, Deputy Centre Manager on 07391 416700 or simply come along, we’d love to see you!

Philmore Miller

Philmore Miller, our beloved team member at Action4Youth, is heading off for a well-deserved retirement. After 16 years of dedication, he’s chosen to unwind under the Caribbean sun. We’re incredibly grateful for Philmore’s remarkable contribution to our work with young people over the years.

Xtreme Challenge

In April, we hosted a fun-filled event, the Caldecotte Xtreme Challenge, where our corporate partners ( NHBC, Red Helix and SquareTrade) and fundraisers had to navigate obstacles across land and water, all for charity!

It was all about team-building and raising money for our Capital Appeal, a redevelopment project of the main building and infrastructure at The Caldecotte Xperience. The changes will significantly improve the centre’s accessibility and functionality to create a vibrant, exciting, and adventurous platform for fully inclusive activities for young people in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire and beyond.

Here’s what people had to say about the event:

“We had a great day out at Caldecotte. All the staff members were extremely welcoming and encouraging. The day was organised and we were able to just enjoy the experience. A great team building day and fantastic to see the facilities on offer for the children to benefit from.” – Jacqueline Brown, SquareTrade

Thanks to everyone who participated, we really enjoyed having everyone around.

Xtreme Challenge
Xtreme Challenge
MK Marathon

An enormous thank you to our trustee Simon Sharkey- Woods, as well as NHBC employees Steve Baker, Luke Carter and Peter Vasey and Darren Long (Careys) and Andrew Hale (Cawleys) for running the MK Marathon 2024. Well done to everyone who took part and for raising over £6,000, we are so grateful for your support.

This will help us to provide our wide range of programmes and activities, all helping children and young people find positive pathways in their lives and enabling them to grow into adults well prepared for the future who will be assets to the community.

Peter MK Marathon
Darren MK Marathon

Please help us change young lives for the better!

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