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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

  • Day in the Life of our Youth Worker, Katie

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

    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

  • 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

Meet the Trustees – Armelle Boisset

29 April 2021

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

Armelle writes: “During my time as a Trustee, it’s been a privilege to witness the leadership of Jim Leftwich our Chairman, and of Dave Seward our CEO, and the resilience and support of the entire Berkshire Youth team. Despite immensely challenging circumstances – all the more so in recent years – their dedication to the young people of Berkshire remains unwavering.

I have lived in Berkshire for many years with my family and, while I was aware of some of the reduction in youth services provision, my involvement with Berkshire Youth has opened my eyes to the multiple areas in which services are lacking, particularly for vulnerable young people who do not have a good support structure. Available services have reduced over the years, they are patchy, and funded in a piecemeal and short-term manner which hinders planning and consistency. I work in the telecommunications sector and, while remote connectivity has been a lifeline in the past year, the pandemic has imposed yet another level of stress to young people, making outreach and support – and the personal interaction of our youth workers – all the more important.

There is so much more that can and should be done to give our young people a stronger start, as previous generations have had. Berkshire Youth has been a constant voice for young people, and I hope through my participation to contribute to their ongoing work.”

Thank you, Armelle, for all of the support you give to Berkshire Youth.

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