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  • Berkshire Community Foundation Case Study

    We are delighted to have worked with Berkshire Community Foundation on a new case study showing how we have worked together and the positive impact this has made on the lives on local young people.

    29 April 2021

  • News from The Wayz

    We caught up with Gareth who told us what’s been happening at The Wayz this month.

    29 April 2021

  • Training Update

    The training team are really excited to have recently started two new Leadership Programmes, funded by Greenham Trust.

    29 April 2021

  • Youth Survey

    We are very excited to announce that the results of our youth survey will be shared across Berkshire shortly.

    29 April 2021

  • Meet the Trustees – Armelle Boisset

    This time we meet Armelle Boisset, who has been a Trustee of Berkshire Youth for four years.

    29 April 2021

  • Please Donate!

    From midnight this Sunday friends Sam, Amy and Ben are taking part in the 4/4/24 Challenge to raise vital funds for Berkshire Youth.

    29 April 2021

  • Exciting Vacancies

    Are you looking for an exciting new role? Apply to join our incredible team!

    29 April 2021

  • Supporter Focus – Cream Design

    Berkshire Youth are extremely grateful to all of the local companies who support us.

    29 April 2021

  • CEO’s Thoughts (April Newsletter)

    Welcome to April’s newsletter.

    29 April 2021

  • NYA Guidance Update – 12 April 2021

    Today, the nation moves from step 1B to 2 on the government’s roadmap.

    12 April 2021

Day in the Life of our Youth Worker, Katie

29 April 2021

We asked our fantastic youth worker, Katie, what she does on a typical day.

What’s a typical working day for you?
I usually start the day by checking my emails and planning my groups work sessions. Then in the afternoon, I run sessions with different groups and schools across Berkshire. I am delivering three different programmes at the moment: Leadership Programme, Be Internet Citizens and a FutureProof course.

What do you find most challenging about being a youth worker?
Being on Zoom and not meeting young people in real life has been a real challenge for me. I love being out and meeting young people face-to-face and getting to know them. This is definitely harder to do over a computer screen. I am just starting two new Leadership Programmes in West Berkshire, with Theale Green School and Denefield School, and I am so happy to be allowed to meet the young people in person.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
It’s great getting young people through the different awards and achieving a certificate or qualification. The young people I have worked with feel a massive sense of achievement once they have completed an award and that is what really is awesome.

What is your background?
I have worked in Berkshire for 14 years, coaching sports at clubs and mentoring young people in schools. My passion is working with young people, as a youth worker or trampoline coach. It is great getting to work with such a wide range of children as you never get a boring day. Seeing young people achieve is what really motivates me when I wake up each morning!

Thanks ever so much for sharing your average day with us, Katie. We love having you as part of our team, training, motivating and inspiring young people across Berkshire.

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