The Inspiration Programme


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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Action4Youth News October 2023

It’s All About The Experience In the ever-evolving landscape of education and professional development, the value of experiential learning has taken centre stage. Experiential education, often defined as ‘learning by doing‘, provides people with a powerful and immersive way to gain knowledge, skills and insights. This month we celebrate the experience and share what our young people, team

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Action4Youth News June 2023

This month we focus on ‘spreading wings’ with the exciting return of the NCS (National Citizen Service) programme coming up this summer. Action4Youth is based in Aylesbury, Milton Keynes and High Wycombe but we serve the South-East and wider East of England. We delve into the detail of these NCS programmes and share how this

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Action4Youth October 2021 newsletter

Action4Youth October Newsletter 21

A Message from Jenifer Cameron Last week I was part of a really interesting conversation which is part of some research work being undertaken by the Rothschild Foundation around youth work and the needs of young people in our area. A part of the discussion considered how organisations, charities, develop their strategies and plan funding bids.

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Action4Youth March Newsletter 21

Schools have gone back and we are now inching our way forward, with fingers crossed, to the easing of further restrictions. We know of the problems for young people which have been the consequence of the pandemic; the anxiety, fear, disruption to normal life, concern about exams, jobs and the future, withdrawal, loneliness, isolation and sadly, for many, bereavement.

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gatsby benchmarks

How can schools model the Gatsby Benchmarks and transform their pupils’ futures?

By the end of this year, schools will be required, by law, to meet the eight Gatsby Benchmarks, which include workplace experience and links to the curriculum. Here, Tracey McNicholas, head of Sixth Form at Aspire Alternative Provision, outlines her tips for helping schools to achieve the benchmarks by the end of 2020 and inspire

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connecting the dots from education to employment

Connecting the dots from education to employment for NEETs

Despite a varied national curriculum and efforts to incorporate work placements into formal education, every year hundreds of thousands of young people leave education only to find themselves unemployed without the necessary skills and self-confidence to navigate the job market. For many school leavers and soon-to-be graduates, the jump from education to employment is far

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addressing the gap in careers education

Addressing the Knowledge and Skills Gap in Careers Education

For students and soon-to-be graduates, entering the world of work can be a daunting prospect. While many schools do offer work placements during a student’s school journey, these are often short-term experiences that don’t allow students to gain deep insight into a working environment. Career advice is typically aimed at getting students through the door

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