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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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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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The Significance of Anti-Bullying Week in Protecting Young Minds

Anti-Bullying Week serves to provide information and advice against the pervasive issue of bullying. As a children’s charity, we recognize the profound impact this week can have on the lives of young individuals and the communities they belong to and the importance of encouraging a culture of kindness, empathy, and understanding within schools and in all young people’s social interactions.

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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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