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Five ways to elevate your volunteering offer

6th June 2024 by Tamara Hitchen, Volunteer Coordinator, Blackburn & Darwen youth Zone

I’m Tamara, and I’ve been a Volunteer Coordinator at Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone for two years. During this time, I’ve revamped our volunteer offer…

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Young people need social spaces, not social networks

22nd April 2024 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, OnSide

You’ll often hear that there is nothing certain in life besides death and taxes, although a close third is probably our tendency to complain more…

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Nurturing Creativity in Young People

2nd April 2024 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, OnSide

In today's digitally dominated world, providing in-person opportunities to nurture the creative potential of young minds is more crucial than ever. Art and creative activities…

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A call to back youth

29th February 2024 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, OnSide

It's tough to be a young person in the UK right now. The aftermath of covid, rising child poverty, cost-of-living crisis, and record levels of…

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Mental Health Advocacy in Youth Work

22nd February 2024 by Rosealla Williams, Wellbeing Worker, Legacy Youth Zone

I’m passionate about being an ambassador for mental health as it’s something that’s personal to me with members of my own family facing challenges with…

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Gen Z meets Gen AI

30th January 2024 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, OnSide

Generative AI (Gen AI) has become a staple in our daily conversations, with "AI" securing its spot as the standout word of 2023. This transformative…

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A recap of 2023

12th December 2023 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, OnSide

We are approaching the end of the year, my first year as OnSide’s CEO, and so my thoughts naturally turn to the past 12 months.…

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Youth work blog: The power of youth work

6th November 2023 by David Bigglestone, Head of Youth Work, Future Youth Zone

Whenever I’m asked why I work in the youth sector my answer is simple - it’s because I am a product of some excellent youth…

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CEO blog: Empowering Generation Isolation through extracurricular activities

19th October 2023 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, Onside

Today, we publish Generation Isolation, our second major youth research into the lives of children and young people in England. You can read the full…

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Youth Work blog: A Week in the Life of a Youth Worker

2nd October 2023 by Connor Lynch, Head of Youth Work, Unitas Youth Zone

Connor Lynch is Head of Youth Work at Unitas, Barnet Youth Zone. A member of the Senior Leadership Team, Connor leads a team of up…

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CEO blog: Navigating the Path to Inclusivity

28th September 2023 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, Onside

In the pursuit of creating an inclusive workplace which actively values difference, many organisations, including ours, have taken significant, positive strides forward. However, I imagine…

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Why we need affordable summer experiences for young people

19th July 2023 by Jamie Masraff, Chief Executive, Onside

I fondly remember the last day of term and the excitement kicking in for the adventures to come over the summer holiday. As the six-week…

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