Volunteering at both of these places gives me a massive sense of pride that I’m doing something only for personal development instead of just doing it for money…
The Great Gloucestershire Bake Off was held on 23rd November 2014 at Harts Barn Cookery School in Longhope. Read on to find out more...
Vix Thomas talks about this summer including building a community garden, the HITZ rugby programme, camping residential and much more.
What can I say about the Three Peaks!? In three words, Challenging, Teamwork and Incredible. Read more from Ione Sime.
On the 27th September, Young Gloucestershire embarked on the 3 Peaks Challenge. Matt Jones explains more.
Chris Banting is training hard for the 3 Peaks Challenge and talks through his experience of the last 6 months.
Matt Jones is looking forward to the challenge of working in The Link drop-in centre and working at some youth clubs as well.
Ione Sime talks about mentoring, from fundraising events hosted by mentors, to training sessions delivered by mentors.
This summer has seen the first ever Young Parent Community Fun Day here at Young Gloucestershire and what a day it was!
Greg's leaving Young Gloucestershire but has had great times throughout the 4.5 years. We would like to wish Greg a really big thank you for everything you've done.
The Prince’s Trust Team 164 had their final presentation at the end of June and here's some snippets of the speeches.
Kayleigh Ward is an apprentice and she's experienced a variety of things including team challenge, drug awareness, graffiti, cooking, 5 a-side and many more.
Sophie Browne has been working for YG for nearly a year and still thoroughly enjoying being a youth worker. Read more here.
Dan Jones is leaving Young Gloucestershire in June 2014 to start his new role as Deputy CEO at OPENhouse in Stroud in July.
Chris is an administator at YG, he has previously blogged in Dec 2013 of his experience of having two strokes.
It’s a time of great change for the students of the Alternative Provision, as they look to the future, whilst reflecting on the progress they have made in their time with us.
Hear more from Deb - our fantastic volunteer who supports our ViParents group for young parents 16-25yrs.
Since I started working for Young Gloucestershire in Jan 2013, I’ve been lucky enough to move around the organisation with various roles, which has led me to running my first Sporting Chances...
Young Gloucestershire is all about creating opportunities for young people and in particular about supporting them back into work.
Young Gloucestershire like many charities is reliant on the support from local businesses organisations and individuals to allow us to deliver the services we do.
Skills for Adolescence is a curriculum based youth development program for young people aged 11-14, developed by American organisation the Lion’s Quest Foundation.
My first experience of working with Young Gloucestershire was late last year, as they directly supported me with professional supervision for my Ba Youth Work Degree.
The question that troubles many a gentleman sporting a moustache.
This story takes us back to post-Christmas time. It all started after Guy took part in Movember.
For the last 8 weeks, the students of Young Gloucestershire’s alternate provision have been taking part in Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service’s Firescape programme. Each Friday, we...
I have been out and about a lot lately talking with people. One of the questions I often get ask is what does YG do?
Young Gloucestershire has been working hard to build relationships with local companies and seek new ways of creating opportunities for young people.
In recent years the Youth Service in Gloucestershire has diminished. This isn’t a Gloucestershire issue it is a country issue as the Government shifts focus away from ‘open access’...
Read more about Lauren's experience on the Prince's Trust Programme...
"Before applying to be on the 12 week course with Y.G I was a Sales Assistant at a Retail Store within Gloucester Qu...
Alicia is currently studying at Gloucestershire University and on a placement with us here at YG. Read more about Alicia's experiences below...
Chris had two strokes a few years ago and as a result has mobility issues and Aphasia, which affects his communication, especially around choosing the right words when speaking.
So off I went to the big smoke, to the UK Youth Young Parenthood Conference in London. I had not slept as I was worried I would get lost or that I would lose my phone and be stranded!
"I just wanted to email and say a HUGE thanks to you and the team for helping with the Wizards, Wands and Wildlife event this week. I was extremely impressed with the groups hard work and enthusia...
My main reason for joining Prince's Trust Team was that I needed to; I had zero self-esteem, and seriously lacked any motivation. I first heard about the TEAM programme in 2012 and I was very dismissive...
Our fab youth worker Laura, has just started working at ViParents - A group for 14-25 year old mums, dads, expecting parents & their children under 5.
The students are back at the YAF now but what happens over the summer when all the students are away?
Young Gloucestershire has been achieving some fantastic results working with young people. Take a peek at our September 2013 statistics
We thought it is interesting to see what has been happening with YG throughout August. Great results all round!
VIY combines volunteering and DIY by challenging young people to learn building and construction skills, on the job, by committing to fix local youth club buildings in need of essential repairs.
Vikki, a programme leader at The Youth Achievement Foundation, speaks about her experiences over the summer when the students are not around.
Jo, our programme leader, talks about her experiences running to popular Summer Adventure programme in August
Mentoring is a highly valuable volunteering role. Jules has been a wonderful asset to Young Gloucestershire in our mentoring project - read more about her experiences.
Hi my name is Jess and I volunteer at Young Gloucestershire's Caincross Youth Club and the Young Parents Group in Gloucester.
Tom Adam's role involves engaging with local businesses in the Gloucestershire area and involving them in the work we do.
Mock interviews are part of week 9 in Prince's Trust Team Programme - they help young people understand the processes involved in effective interview techniques
Cainscross Parish Council has donated a building in Victory Park which has already begun providing opportunities for Young People.
Young Gloucestershire is working with the South of Stroud Youth Partnership to deliver high quality youth provision in Cam, Berkeley, Wotton and Dursley.
With support from the Big Lottery Fund, YG has been bringing groups from across the county to trips and activities outside their local communities.
Young Gloucestershire hosted its second networking event on Tuesday 9 October. The event was a great success with 62 guests attending from 37 organisations.
Our NCS participants have sent us many kind words about their summer experience. Here is another description of NCS through the eyes of one participant.
We have recently welcomed a new member to our Youth Work Team - Here are David's thoughts on his first few weeks at YG.
YG runs a mentoring programme for Looked After Children - here is the experience of one of our mentees.
Here is a description of the National Citizenship Service experience from one of our recent participants.
Jo Crook and Prince's Trust Team 143 wrapped up a few days ago. Here are her thoughts on the end of a great 12 weeks.
GCVYS and PATA as part of TLI fundinf have begun working with a CivSoc to explore improving infrastructure services in Gloucestershire
Guy joined the Development Team several weeks ago - here are his thoughts on his first few months at YG.
Our volunteer coordinator has been shadowing youth clubs over the past few weeks to get a handle on how they run.
Young Gloucestershire has partnered with UKYouth and UPS to offer a new road safety programme for young people.
If you follow our Twitter feeds (@YoungGlos and @PTT_YG) you may have already heard about RodneyAllenSteve. RodneyAllenSteve was a young seagull living on a roof ledge at Greyfriars. This is his st...
The 8th of YG's Sporting Chances projects went down an absolute storm! Laura Manistre from the Development Team reports after a great couple of weeks.
In April, Dan Jones from the Youth Work Team showed a group of Jordanian representatives around Young Gloucestershire. The Jordanian delegation was in town on a study visit to learn about youth justice...
Joel is a member of the YG Youth Board, and he attended the UK Youth Charity Fundraising Gala a few weeks ago. Read on to find out what he thought of it all...
Liam is a member of the YG Youth Board, and he attended the UK Youth Charity Gala Fundraising Dinner in London recently. Here are his thoughts!
Young Gloucestershire has launched a new volunteering programme for people who have unique or specialty skills that they would like to share.
During my time with the Prince's Trust team I have taken part in a wide variety of activities and problem solving.
Hi we are Liam, Michael, Elliot and Joel and we are some of the members of Young Gloucestershire’s new Youth Board!
Most people see half term as a time for a holiday and break from supporting young people. However...
On 9th February Young Gloucestershire held our first youth work networking event for clubs and organisations across the county.
The Youth Work Manager at Young Gloucestershire reflects on his time working and living in the county.
When applying for funding it can feel like an uphill battle where you slog away at application forms and feel like they are never going to end. You post them off and then wait with bated breath.
My first month at the Youth Achievement Foundation (YAF) has been an insight in to the youth of today.
Finally the masterpiece is up! After drilling what seemed to be a multitude of holes in our ground floor walls (oops) the mural has finally taken pride of place in the entrance hall of Greyfriars...
As my second team completed their Princes Trust Team programme last week I feel it is time for some reflection.
Friday saw the final presentation of team 138. As the CEO these presentations are one of the most enjoyable parts of my job.
The staff at young Gloucestershire seem to be up for a challenge so we have a new one this week. Say hello to the YG bear family!
Team 139 began 4 weeks ago and so far it has been fantastic. I have had the opportunity to get to know 14 young people on an individual basis, as well as watching them grow together...
My first week at Young Glos has been so welcoming. The team are really friendly, professional and approachable.
I have found myself over the last three weeks tied up interviewing. This has led me to reflect on the process and the changes the current climate has created.
The recent youth service cuts has meant that many youth clubs and youth activities across the county have been closing.
Young Gloucestershires first sporting chances programme has been taking place over the last two weeks.
Young people at the Youth Achievement Foundation will be finding their English lessons more interesting over coming weeks thanks to a donation of new books.
Volunteers wanted to support the six Saturday breakaway sessions for young people with complex needs.
Young Gloucestershire has received funding to run six Saturday breakaway sessions for young people with complex needs.
Friday saw a great day in the life of Young Gloucestershire with young people graduating from the first ever sporting chances programme.
I had no direction and really could not see how I was going to get myself out of the situation I was in, no job, no qualifications and no one to support me...
Young Gloucestershire arranged a food hygiene course this week to train volunteer youth workers around the county.
Young Gloucestershire has been awarded a grant from Awards for All to run countywide trips for our member youth clubs.
Young Gloucestershire is currently running a short 2 week personal development programme called Sporting Chances.
The reason for YG
This week I had a great experience which reminded me of why we do what we do. A young person rang the door bell at YG, he was one of the first young people on the team programme when we started it Feb last year. He popped in to tell us how well he was doing and to remind us that it was because of YG that he was doing well. His mindset, attitude and outlook had changed on life. He is now living independently in a flat, attending college everyday and managing his own money most of the time! We all need a little help sometimes.
The thing that struck me about the young person is how he talked about the tough love we showed him at YG, the desire of the staff to help him but a clear message that he had to help himself to achieve what he wanted in life. A feeling we would support him but he had to help us to do that. If that's the message that young people leave YG with I am very happy with that and look forward to the next ringing of the doorbell from young people wishing to visit to share their stories.