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Best Careers Advice Ever? #SpeakUp4Youth

Best careers advice ever? #SpeakUp4Youth This was one of the main questions debated at last week’s #SpeakUp4Youth hashtag hour… What is #SpeakUp4Youth? It’s a Twitter hashtag hour that takes place every TUESDAY 8-9pm, that aims to provide a space to debate issues affecting young people, as well as discuss good practice in researching this age group. Participants […]

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Boost interest

Helping Youth Empower Themselves – Striving for a ‘Job’

Helping Youth Empower Themselves – Striving for a ‘Job’ How do we help youth to overcome obstacles? Surely, the best way to do this is to help them empower themselves. I was lucky enough to be invited to the recent conference for the Talent Match programme for Leeds City Region (work programme for the long-term […]

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Vocational courses

Vocational Courses Still Aren’t Valued…Why?

Vocational Courses Still Aren’t Valued…Why? Vocational courses still aren’t valued…why? When I was at school, teachers were always focussed on directing students towards the ‘right’ options for GCSE and A-Level. Specifically, the onus was on ‘academic’ courses such as the Sciences, Maths, History etc. We were left in no doubt that these were the credible […]

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About The 4D Youth Matter Blog

Welcome to the 4D Youth Matter Blog. This Blog is intended to generate debate about young people and their lives today. It is a positive space, for talking about how we can improve their aspirations and life chances within difficult economic and social times. Please do feel free to contribute to discussions, as every opinion […]

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youth + confidence

All Hail Mhairi Black: The 20 year old who’s conquering the world

Mhairi black is only 20. she’s the youngest mp in the house of commons and she’s re-writing the rule book on what youth are capable of… Yesterday, she delivered her maiden speech and showed everyone how it’s done, demonstrating how her age group can be eloquent, articulate and above all, steely in determination. Regardless of your […]

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