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The Future in your Hands: Entrepreneurship as a model for Youth Empowerment in Transitioning to Employment

I remember the shock of my first formal job interview. I was fired with questions about leading a team, showing my initiative, resolving disputes – and my mind went completely blank. Looking back, it had never occurred to me to … Continue reading

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That word curriculum…

Been doing a bit of work preparing some training.  Revisiting some theories and application of curriculum based/outcomes focused work with young people.  I realise the word curriculum is anathema to many practitioners.  To formal perhaps?  To restrictive?  I happen to … Continue reading

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Young Adults Want Their Parents in Their Lives!

Many young adults struggle with the following dilemma: on the one hand they want their freedom and independence; on the other hand they require a lot of support from their parents and the adults in their lives while they are making … Continue reading

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Young Adults & Resistance: Understanding the Need

Children clearly let us know about their need to establish their identity as early as they enter the toddler years.  This is commonly a difficult time for parents, many of whom refer to this time-period by the well known label:  … Continue reading

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The what and why of youth participation

Participation, engagement and involvement are popular terms, and whilst there are differences in the meaning of them there is also a lot of overlap. They are all associated with the importance of involving wider groups of people in decisions, services … Continue reading

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Good finance and enterprise ‘education’ is the key to a sustainable future

That’s a pretty engaging title for a blog I’m sure you’ll agree, but you know what there isn’t a particularly pithy way of saying it, and even if I could think of one I wouldn’t use it, because I want there … Continue reading

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