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  • Waterside’s 2nd Birthday!

    Today, we are celebrating the second anniversary of Waterside Centre reopening.

    3 August 2023

  • Duck Race

    Our friends at the Rotary Club of Reading Abbey have asked us to share news of the charity fundraising event they’re running at The Oracle on Saturday 9 September.

    31 July 2023

  • Tilehurst Youth Club

    Thank you to youth worker Jessica for this update!

    31 July 2023

  • Waterside – July 2023

    Kelly told us: “The summer months bring a range of activity to Waterside Centre.

    31 July 2023

  • The Wayz – July 2023

    A real summer of fun at The Ways; the month started brilliantly with the Community Fun Day and Bracknell Together Walk.

    31 July 2023

  • Britwell – July 2023

    Britwell Youth and Community Project’s Summer Holiday Club is running from Monday 24 July– Friday 18 August (daily Monday – Friday), 11am – 3pm.

    31 July 2023

  • Updates from our Flagship Youth Clubs

    Please click on the links below for the latest updates from our flagship youth clubs in Slough, Bracknell and Newbury.

    31 July 2023

  • Youth Development and Community Engagement Update

    The school holidays are now upon us and our summer programmes are in full swing.

    31 July 2023

  • Training News

    Here are our upcoming training courses, including posters.

    31 July 2023

  • Staff Spotlight

    In the last update, we caught up with Abbas, who was celebrating his first year of working at Berkshire Youth.

    31 July 2023

Our New Chair of Trustees

29 March 2023

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Atkinson has been appointed as our new Chair of Trustees, with immediate effect.

Said Roger Smee, MBE, and long-standing President of Berkshire Youth: “Sarah, who joined our board in 2019, brings a wealth of experience to the charity through her 20+ years in industry and non-executive board roles. Her appointment comes at a critical point in the charity’s history, when raising the visibility of Berkshire Youth and fundraising have never been more important to secure the long term support for young people that they deserve.”

Currently, Sarah is the Global Director of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) at Micro Focus (now OpenText) based in Newbury, where she leads the company’s social impact programme. In addition, she is a board director at the Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and a member of the Skills Advisory Panel, as well as the lead for Diversity & Inclusion for Berkshire. Sarah previously served on the board at techUK and worked closely with government and other non-government organisations (NGOs) on a variety of initiatives to inspire young people about the world of work.

Sarah commented: “I look forward to building upon all the great work that our President & Trustee Roger Smee, MBE, the board of trustees and, of course, the team, led by Sarah Emery, CEO, have done. I am passionate about inclusion and ensuring all young people get the opportunities and the support they need to successfully navigate adolescence, when many are facing mental health issues, especially post COVID.”

Berkshire Youth Chief Executive, Sarah Emery, added: “We are thrilled that Sarah has agreed to become our new Chair of Trustees. This is a very exciting time for Berkshire Youth and I am in no doubt that Sarah’s expertise will help us to continue to develop our organisation over the next few years ensuring we progress our offer to young people and communities across Berkshire.”

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