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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)

27 May 2021

Welcome to our May newsletter.

As things begin to open up again, I have been thinking a lot about the upcoming school holidays and how best to engage local young people over this time. I have also been considering the surprising number of young people across our county who are entitled to free school meals, an issue highlighted in recent months by footballer Marcus Rashford. Even though Berkshire is generally viewed as an affluent county, it is important to remember the significant number of young people in our communities who may potentially miss out as they are living in poverty, with families defined as working poor (parents and carers working in low-income jobs, below the poverty line).

I hope you will enjoy the articles in this newsletter. It’s been a very busy month for us, including the publication of our 2021 Youth Survey, written for young people by young people. More than 750 young people across Berkshire completed our survey and I am sincerely grateful to each and every one of them for trusting us with their views and feelings about a range of topics and issues. It’s so important to listen to the young people in our communities and act upon their concerns and worries. I hope you will take the time to read this insightful survey. Also in this newsletter, you can meet our new Charity Ambassador, learn more about how 1-fix support us and a day in the life of youth worker, Jessica.

We are still on schedule to see the building works at the Waterside Centre finish mid-June. It’s been a mammoth task and I’d like to thank the Calco team and everyone involved for all their hard work. It will be such a great youth and community centre for Newbury and West Berkshire. There are lots of ways for organisations and individuals to support this excellent project. Please follow this link to see how you can help.

Have a good month, take care!

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