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Young people of Hertsmere carry out social action projects in their local community during National Citizen Service

17 August 2016

The Youth Connexions Hertsmere Team supported 77 young people aged 16 and 17 from Potters Bar, Borehamwood, Bushey and surrounding areas to take part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) this summer.

Young people from North Herts raise over £800 for charities during their summer holidays

09 August 2016

Youth Connexions has supported 50 young people from Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston to take part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Young people develop their talents at new project in Borehamwood

01 July 2016

Youth Connexions has launched Open Mic Night, a new Friday evening project at 96 Shenley Road, providing a platform for young people to display and develop their musical skills.