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  • Berkshire Youth AGM

    We are holding our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 26 July.

    1 July 2022

  • New Tilehurst Youth Club

    We’re really excited to share that we’re starting a new youth club at The Jubilee Annexe at The Calcot Centre from Thursday 15 September, in partnership with Tilehurst Parish Council.

    30 June 2022

  • Managing Conflicts of Interest in a Charity

    As a trustee you must make decisions based only on what’s best for your charity.

    30 June 2022

  • Tilehurst Parish Council Update

    The Tilehurst Art Club run by Berkshire Youth on behalf of Tilehurst Parish Council has now started in the newly refurbished Jubilee Annexe in Calcot, Reading.

    30 June 2022

  • News from Waterside Centre

    It’s been another busy month at Waterside Centre, and it’s incredible to think that it’s less than a year since the centre reopened its doors.

    30 June 2022

  • News from The Wayz

    There are always lots of exciting things happening at The Wayz, from leadership sessions to their upcoming summer camps, youth volunteering programme and Community Fun Day on Saturday 16 July.

    30 June 2022

  • DofE Volunteering Hours Make Huge Positive Impact

    We’re thrilled that The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants from Berkshire Youth dedicated 741 hours to volunteering between April 2021 and March 2022, with a social value of £3423.42.

    30 June 2022

  • Climbing Snowdon to Support Local Youth

    We caught up with Jasmine Barrett to learn more about the epic challenge she undertook to raise much-needed funds for us.

    30 June 2022

  • The Berkeley Foundation Partners with Berkshire Youth

    The Berkeley Foundation, the grant-making foundation set up by housebuilder the Berkeley Group, has partnered with Berkshire Youth.

    30 June 2022

  • Welcome to Abbas

    We recently caught up with out newest youth worker, Abbas, to learn more about his role supporting young people in the Slough area.

    30 June 2022

CEO’s Thoughts (May Newsletter)

30 May 2022

Welcome to our May newsletter! It’s been another busy month here at Berkshire Youth.

We were delighted to co-host, alongside Mind in Berkshire, the first “Youth in Mind” conference, held at The Globe in Reading. It was a really great day, with over 200 delegates in attendance. To have a conversation about the future for young people is refreshing, with so many organisations coming together to hear what young people had to say was just amazing. Berkshire Youth is committed to finding even greater networks to support young people and provide that community input they are all asking for. The big take-away for me was that young people were asking to be heard, but above all they were looking for kindness. Who cannot be moved by that comment?! We all expect challenge, but let’s all try to listen and hear what young people are saying. Let’s provide the support before it is an intervention. I heard lots of positive commitment at this first Berkshire Mind conference, which is just so very exciting; and add this to Berkshire Youth being named as Youth Mental Health Champions of the Year by Global Health and Pharma, what a great way to start the conversation!

Youth work is so rewarding, so I would like to draw your attention to the vacancies we currently have available on our website. If you know someone who would like to make a real difference to local young people’s lives, and who is looking for their next challenge, then please pass this information on to them. We also have some brilliant volunteering opportunities available. We will be celebrating our wonderful volunteers during Volunteers’ Week from 1 June.

I would also like to say a HUGE thank you once again to Jasmine, Ellie and Maddie for completing their Snowdonia trek to raise funds for us. Read more here. I think what Jasmine has achieved is fantastic. We have followed her journey through training to the completion of her trek. Well done, Jasmine, and thank you to you and all of your great supporters!

I hope that everyone enjoys the long Bank Holiday for the Queen’s Jubilee. Young people from our centres have signed up to half term activities and will be sharing in the celebration events across the local areas and neighbourhoods.

Until next time!

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