Monday 5th November marked the start of National Youth Week, organised by the National Youth Agency. Continuing until the 11th November, this week is to celebrate the incredible work done by youth workers and youth organisations for our young people.
Recognising the work that the NYA does for young people is key to this week’s celebrations. Youth workers have a hugely positive impact on young people with their passion and dedication ensuring that young people have equal opportunities no matter their background. Youth organisations take young people away from becoming involved in crime and antisocial behaviour, which is on the rise in our country under the present government.
Unlocking young people’s potential early is essential to ensuring they succeed later in life. By inspiring them to do their best, our young people can fulfil their potential.
Labour will rebuild, support and fund youth services to ensure opportunities continue for the many, not the few. Between 2012-16, 140000 places for young people to get involved at centres were slashed due to budget cuts, robbing young people of the opportunity to get involved with their communities.
The theme for this year’s National Youth Week is ‘What is Youth Work?’. For more information on how you can get involved with National Youth Week, visit nya.org.uk/supporting-youth-work/youth-work-week/