Action4Youth takes conference virtual

Action4Youth takes conference virtual, with talks from sector experts covering the impact of COVID-19.

On the 3rd November- 5th November 2020, organisations working to support young people and those from the wider charity and statutory sectors will come together to talk about the impact COVID-19 is having on young people, education and charities.

Action4Youth’s annual conference is always a big event for the charity, securing the most impressive speakers to discuss and share ideas on the sector’s continued efforts to make an impact on the lives of young people.

The conference will kick off on Tuesday 3rd November with keynote speaker Rachael Shimmin, CEO, Buckinghamshire Council and Claire Hawkes, Service Director, Localities and Strategic Partnerships, Buckinghamshire Council. Rachael & Claire will cover how we can all work together for a better future for Buckinghamshire and our young people. Action4Youth’s next session is led by Nicola Pritchard, Senior Consultant & Abigail Rose, Researcher, New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) and will discuss understanding the impact of Covid on the third sector. NPC has been conducting research in Buckinghamshire and other areas into how the sector and its ways of working are changing as a result of the pandemic.

On Wednesday 4th November, Action4Youth welcomes Dr Ann Hagel, PhD, MPH, Research Lead, Association for Young Peoples’ Health (AYPH), who will talk about promoting resilience in young people and keynote speaker Karl Wilding, Chief Executive, NCVO discussing the way forward for charities post-Covid.

Thursday 5th November hosts Mark Stokes CYP Lead & Rhiannon Smith, CYP Project Manager, LEAP, who will discuss the impact of Covid on sport participation in young people and talk about ideas to promote active lifestyles. Closing out the conference is Ty Goddard, Co-Founder, The Education Foundation and Chair, EdTech covering protecting learning and the impact of Covid on education.

Jenifer Cameron, CEO of Action4Youth explains:

“The way we all work and the needs of the young people and others whom we serve have changed dramatically in 2020. This year’s conference digs into the learning and understanding from these extraordinary months to prepare us all better for what lies ahead.”

The conference is free to attend and sessions will be available to book online. Early booking is recommended to guarantee a virtual space on each session.

Click here to book your place on the 2020 conference

For more information call 0300 003 2334 or email [email protected].

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