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Set Sail for Success: The Benefits of Learning to Sail

For any water baby there is nothing quite like the open water – a vast expanse of possibility, adventure, and discovery. For many, sailing embodies the ultimate freedom, a unique opportunity to connect with nature while mastering the art of navigation. Whether it’s over Easter break or the summer holidays, embarking on an Action4Youth sailing course can be a transformative experience, providing valuable life skills and unforgettable memories. Beyond the sheer joy of gliding across the water, learning to sail offers an array of benefits, especially for young people.

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Action4Youth News – February 2024

Now we are well and truly into 2024, we want to reflect on the difference people and donors have made over the past two months. Our theme for February is ‘heroes’ and we want to give a huge shout-out, and thank all our Action4Youth heroes. On Saturday, Action4Youth Trustees, Graeme Shankland, David Apperly, Alastair Douglas,

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Youth Services: Not a Luxury, But a Necessity – The YMCA Call for Greater Funding

In a recent report, the YMCA has highlighted the critical need for increased funding for youth services, emphasising that such services are not a luxury but a necessity for the development of young individuals. The report sheds light on the alarming decline in the number of local authority-run youth centres in England and Wales over

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The Benefits of outside play: Embracing the Great Outdoors for Healthy Growth

In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, it’s crucial to recognise the importance of outdoor play for children’s development. The Caldecotte Xperience champions the benefits of outdoor play and adventure. In this blog, we’ll explore not only the incredible offerings of The Caldecotte Xperience but also the myriad of benefits that outdoor play brings to children and

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How Mentoring can Support Mental Wellbeing in Younger Children

The importance of mental health is increasingly recognised as paramount for people of all ages. However, even though this is the case, mental wellbeing of younger children can often get overlooked or underestimated. The formative years of childhood play a crucial role in shaping mental health for life, so it is key to recognise the importance of mental wellbeing from a young age.

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Action4Youth News – January 2024

Kicking Off 2024 with a bang (well, more like a klaxon!) We’ve started the year on a high note with fantastic energy and enthusiasm at our Big Challenge Lunch. We hosted four Buckinghamshire schools and four Milton Keynes schools who battled against each other to complete a series of challenges, at The Ridgeway Centre in

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Idris Elba Takes A Stand And Urges More Funding For Youth Services

Idris Elba Takes A Stand And Urges More Funding For Youth Services  

This week well-known actor, Idris Elba called for an immediate ban on machetes and ‘zombie’ knives plus more funding for youth services as part of a campaign to tackle youth knife violence.   Knife crime is a growing issue for young people and communities with Milton Keynes Police launching its ‘Month of Action Against Violence’

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