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My Life: Tom Baines, 12, Shrewsbury

  • Monday, April 13, 2015
I was injured in a road traffic accident in 2008 when I was five, which has left me paralysed with no sensation or movement from the chest down and limited hand function.

My Life: Huzaifa Abhi, 21, London

I am a business administrator at the London Fire Brigade after starting as an apprentice. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work doing something I enjoy, although I am aware many young people are deprived of this advantage.

Starbucks Youth Action

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014
What is it? Starbucks Youth Action is a global funding initiative from the coffee shop company designed to promote local youth activities and volunteering. Its UK fund is being run in partnership with UK Youth. The fund supports young people to bring to life projects that mean something to them, as well as offering training to young people on managing a budget, working with volunteers and project management. Now in its fourth year, the fund has supported more than 100 youth-led projects in 10 cities in the UK and Ireland.

Local authorities urged to draw up youth action plans

  • Monday, December 19, 2011
All local authorities and government departments must publish their own youth action plan if the government's vision for youth services is to make a difference, the head of The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS) has said.

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