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Young people have been learning new skills while giving something back to their communities during the summer holidays

04 August 2016

The four-week National Citizen Service (NCS) programme sees young people choose worthwhile community causes, plan and budget for the projects, raise funds and carry out the work. As well as learning how to successfully manage a community project, the young people also took part in team-building exercises, which developed their communication, trust, listening and leadership skills. They also gained qualifications and skills in first-aid and sign language.

Youth Connexions Focus Youth Project wins 11 medals at the Hertfordshire Learning Disabilities Games

02 August 2016

On Saturday 23 July young people from the Youth Connexions Focus Youth Project had a successful day competing at the Hertfordshire Learning Disabilities Games.

Over 30 employers and 600 job seekers attend jobs and careers fair in Hatfield

29 July 2016

Young people from the Welwyn Hatfield and Hertsmere districts were invited to a jobs and careers fair on Wednesday 20 July 2016.

Care leavers put on an inspiring show

25 July 2016

A group of young people who are leaving care recently staged a theatre production to raise awareness of homelessness.

Inspiring the future workforce

25 July 2016

Student from Bishop’s Stortford is given the opportunity to design and make prototype gym equipment

Young women from St Albans win national Youth Health Champion Campaign Award

19 July 2016

The winner of this year’s national Youth Health Champion Campaign Award is a group of students from St Albans who, supported by Youth Connexions, developed a sex education workshop for schools as part of their training to become Health Champions.

Youth Connexions secure three years funding from the Big Lottery Fund to develop young LGBT+ services and support

14 July 2016

After initial work by Herts1125 Who not What, the young LGBT+ group supported by Youth Connexions, young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in Hertfordshire will have the opportunity to develop more services and increase support across the county thanks to support from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.

Hertfordshire County Council secures top national award in Stonewall’s Education Equality Index 2016

12 July 2016

On Friday 8th July, young people from Herts1125 Who not What group attended the Stonewall Education for All conference and, along with Hertfordshire County Council Youth Connexions and Herts for Learning, received the number one award on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council. The award recognises the local authority as the best in the country for its work with and for the young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender* community.

Students explore widely as the Rocket lands in Ralph Sadleir Middle School

05 July 2016

The Youth Connexions ‘Rocket into the Future’ programme suite encourages students to think about their skills and future aspirations.  Ralph Sadleir Middle School in Puckeridge chose the Landing and Exploration module for a two day session.

Young People in Watford Youth Council launch a film to raise awareness of Mental Health

04 July 2016

Young people who form Watford Youth Council have spent the last eight months concentrating on issues connected with understanding mental health.