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  • Berkshire Youth reaches out to young people

    Berkshire Youth is reaching out to young people to take part in a short survey around youth services that affect them in their local area.

    11 February 2021

  • New Scheme Will Give Young People’s Careers a Kickstart!

    DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 26 MARCH! We are excited to announce that we are now recruiting for our new Kickstart work placements.

    11 February 2021

  • Kelly and Colin’s videos

    We are so proud of our youth workers, Kelly and Colin.

    11 February 2021

  • Paige’s Progress

    Well… it’s looking like this year is going to be a different one again, but the main thing is to keep positive!

    8 February 2021

  • Safer Internet Day 2021

    Tuesday 9 February is Safer Internet Day.

    8 February 2021

  • Jessica’s Blog – January 2021

    Jessica shares with us her hopes for the year ahead.

    28 January 2021

  • Training Update

    We are pleased to share some very impressive stats, with all of these programmes taking place since our new youth workers started in September!

    28 January 2021

  • Sue’s Right Royal Treat

    Sue, our lovely, hard-working Data and Information Officer, had a well-deserved treat just before Christmas when she represented Berkshire Youth at a royal event at Windsor Castle.

    28 January 2021

  • See, Hear, Respond

    See Hear Respond is a partnership to help children, young people and families cope with the Covid-19 crisis.

    28 January 2021

  • Winners Again!

    We were delighted to be awarded the ‘Best Youth Charity Organisation 2020’ award in the SME News Southern Enterprise Awards.

    28 January 2021

News from The Wayz

28 January 2021

The Wayz have continued their great work and commitment to the young people in the Bracknell area since our last email newsletter.

The Wayz is continuing to support young people through the pandemic via online platforms. They have been able to offer a ‘Your Move’ programme to their young people, aged 14 to 17, thanks to funding from Get Berkshire Active. The Wayz supported young people as they learnt about emotional intelligence and its ability to support them in becoming ‘work ready’. Additionally, they have delivered over nine weeks of Zoom sessions, by Lee from Mobile Team Challenge, a company using experiential learning and appreciative inquiry. Through this, young people will develop their ability to recognise, understand and handle their own emotions and others’ emotions too. So far young people have learnt about self-awareness, communication, and taking personal responsibility for their leadership performance.

Gareth Mepham, Area Youth and Community Worker, commented: “It has been amazing to see the continued engagement from the young people and to witness them explore and challenge themselves and each other. At a time when next steps for young people are sometimes overlooked, this is a creative support and development tool for both the current time and for the future. A hugely interactive session each week and something I would recommend to other projects working with young people. Thank you to Get Berkshire Active and Mobile Team Challenge for the opportunity.”

Get Berkshire Active are always looking for further groups of young people. Therefore, if you have a group of young people aged 16 to 25 who are suitable for this training, or you would like to find out more, please contact Chelsea Piggott by email.

Paige, Youth Worker at the Wayz added: “The weekly Zoom calls are also providing young people with the opportunity to see each other socially and to take part in activities. FutureProof, Youth Achievement Awards and the Elevate Programme have been delivered to young people over the past few weeks and they are all running successfully, with young people engaging very well. Detached work is also taking place twice a week, with the team visiting local areas offering verbal support to young people in the local community.”

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