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Volunteering: power and change in the local community

Lydia Allen is the Programme Delivery Coordinator at National Youth Agency and oversees the Our Bright Future Youth Forum. She is celebrating Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June 2019. Volunteers’ Week recognises everyone who gives their time and energy to good causes whether that’s joining in with the local litter pick team or supporting a national wildlife [...]

By |2019-06-06T12:42:47+01:00June 6th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Grassroots Challenge Celebration Event 2018

Grassroots Challenge Youth Forum member and Our Bright Future Evaluation Panel Youth Representative, Arwen Greenwood gives an update on the recent Grassroots Challenge Celebration Event. This year’s Grassroots Challenge celebration event was held on Friday 23 November at the Craigavon Civic Centre and was a brilliant success. This is the second year of the project [...]

By |2019-01-04T16:45:08+00:00December 5th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

How I became an Our Bright Future intern

In August Milly Spencer became the Our Bright Future Intern at Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.  Before we begin, introduce yourself! How did Our Bright Future enter your life? My name is Milly, I’m from Manchester and moved here (to Gloucestershire) to study. I recently graduated with a degree in Wildlife Conservation, and have just started this internship at the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Our Bright Future [...]

By |2019-01-04T16:50:08+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Young people and the environment: we’re celebrating a year of successes!

Policy and Campaigns Manager, Roberta Antonaci gives an update on the Our Bright Future campaign. With its 31 projects running across the UK, Our Bright Future is creating and improving many places and changing the lives of many young people across the four nations. We have already engaged more than 80,000 young people, breaking our [...]

By |2019-04-17T11:52:48+01:00November 5th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Shire horses, bunting and a derelict car park; how the Urban Rangers are making London a little wilder

Catherine, the Our Bright Future Youth Forum member from the National Trust Green Academies Project, updates on the Urban Rangers activities. Urban Rangers is a group for 14-20 year olds that meet twice a week at the National Trust’s Morden Hall Park. They learn practical conservation skills and gain accredited courses. It is part of [...]

By |2019-01-04T16:57:44+00:00August 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Wowed in Wales: 2018 Our Bright Future seminar

Last month the 2018 annual Our Bright Future all project seminar took place. Staff and Youth Forum members from across the UK gathered in Cardiff to celebrate the programme, learn from each other and plan ahead. Share Learn Improve Coordinator, Abi Paine shares her experience. Exactly one month to the day that I first started [...]

By |2019-01-04T17:00:18+00:00July 9th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Supporting and Empowering Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders

Georgina Umney is a participant in Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme 2017-18 ‘One person can make a difference to the world and everyone should try’. This well-meaning quote from J.F. Kennedy is a source of equal inspiration and exasperation to many environmentally conscious young people across Britain. In an interconnected world where news [...]

By |2019-01-07T12:01:30+00:00March 6th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments
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