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  • International Youth Day 2022

    International Youth Day is held  on 12 August every year to amplify the  importance of young people’s involvement in the world around them.

    11 August 2022

  • Hungerford Hares Fund New Waterside Defibrillator

    You may recall that Berkshire Youth were the charity chosen to benefit from  this year’s Hungerford Harey 8 race.

    11 August 2022

  • Youth Music Nights

    We were delighted to hold our first Youth Music Night at Waterside Centre on Saturday 23 July, in partnership with Berkshire Maestros.

    28 July 2022

  • VoxFresh Summer Showcase at Waterside

    We’re proud to provide the venues for a huge range of activities for young people.

    28 July 2022

  • Tilehurst Parish Council – Upcoming Activities

    Over the summer holidays, a series of free, multisport sessions will be held at Cotswold, Cornwell and Turnhams Farm recreation grounds in Tilehurst.

    28 July 2022

  • Tilehurst Parish Council Update

    Here’s the latest update, from our youth worker Jessica, about the fantastic work taking place across Tilehurst.

    28 July 2022

  • Summer Fun

    There’s no excuse for young people to be bored this summer, with so many exciting activities and opportunities across Berkshire!

    28 July 2022

  • Students Make Music ‘Come Alive’ with Charity Single

    Berkshire Maestros has released an original song, created by young people across Berkshire, to raise funds for Berkshire Youth.

    28 July 2022

  • Floyd Steadman Waterside Visit

    Former rugby captain and Windrush generation child, Floyd Steadman, joined young people at Waterside Centre earlier this month.

    28 July 2022

  • Karen Joins the Team!

    We’re delighted to welcome Karen Dynan to our team.

    28 July 2022

CEO’s Thoughts (June Newsletter)

30 June 2022

Welcome to our June newsletter!

We are delighted to have been nominated and indeed won the ‘Youth Mental Health Initiative of the Year’ award in the Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2022 for our work around youth mental health. This really is a positive validation for the staff and young people. The award has come out of the offer of support we have been making to the young people around being part of something, finding somewhere to go and having something to do, creating safe spaces for young people to be together and encouraging communities to be part of the support network for young people. I was struck that the most emotive comment to come out of our survey and The Oxwell Survey is that young people are just looking for kindness.

Berkshire Youth is delighted that Tom Holmes has been able to agree a deal with Reading Football Club and he will be staying for the next season, but even more exciting for us is that Tom will be staying to support the young people we work with. Our thanks go out to Tom and Reading FC.

We still have vacancies for youth workers, providing great opportunities to join the Berkshire Youth team. From the beginning of July, we have invested in a new training officer and will be welcoming Karen Dynan to the team. Karen has a wealth of youth work experience and we are all delighted that she will be joining us. We also welcome Abbas, who will be working in Slough to build on the schools work. Click here to read more. Thanks to a grant from Children in Need, we are able to provide further support for those young people who will benefit from the engagement with a youth worker.

Finally, here’s a challenge for all our friends, families and supporters: this year’s Englefield 10k is being run in aid of Berkshire Youth and, thanks to the hard work of the Rotary Club of Reading Abbey our work and projects can benefit. Will you accept our challenge to sign up, pull on those running shoes and give it a go? In the grounds of the wonderful Englefield Estate, we may even get Lord Benyon along to join us all for a run! More about the Englefield 10k here.

Thank you for your continued support.

David

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