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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.
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.
25 July 2016
A group of young people who are leaving care recently staged a theatre production to raise awareness of homelessness.
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.
04 July 2016
Young people who form Watford Youth Council have spent the last eight months concentrating on issues connected with understanding mental health.
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.