04 November 2013

4 November 2013

This year's National Youth Work Week 2013 will run from 4-10 November and is organised by the National Youth Agency (NYA).

This year the theme is 'Building Skills for Employability'. The campaign aims to highlight the role youth work makes in supporting young people's development and self-confidence to prepare them for seeking jobs and careers.

On Wednesday 6 November 2013, London Youth will join six other youth sector organisations at the Creative Collisions Conference. The conference will provide a unique opportunity to learn, share and come together to create positive ways to support young people in the UK today.

The conference is being jointly organised by Leap Confronting Conflict, The Foyer Federation, London Youth, NUSNYANCVYS, UK Youth and vInspired. It is the first time this group of seven youth sector organisations have come together in a joint conference which we hope will provide unrivalled opportunities to learn and bring our ideas and work areas together to create new ways of working.

Each partner will run their own unique sessions around the themes of leadership, skills and outcomes – they will vary from seminars to workshops but all will be short focused sessions.

Today (Monday 4 November) Chief Executive Rosie Ferguson tells us why she thinks 'Good Youth Work Works'.

Today (Tuesday 5 November) from the London Youth team, we have Jas Hothi of the Sports Development Team who spoke to us about why he thinks 'Good Youth Work Works'.

Today (Thursday 7 November) Sophie Hewitt, the Environmental Action Officer at London Youth tells us why she thinks 'Good Youth Work Works'.

Today (Friday 8 November) Gary Hartin, Head of Quality Standards at London Youth, tells us why he thinks 'Good Youth Work Works'.