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Young People

Breaking Barriers: Addressing youth unemployment in London

16 May 2024

On Monday the umbrella body London Councils launched a new reportexploring ways the boroughs can break the barriers to addressing youth unemployment in London.

Making space for teen girls in Broomfield Park

10 April 2024

The Make Space for Girls Broomfield Park project is recruiting local girls, young women and non-binary teens to take part in a series of workshops starting this month aimed at teasing out what it is that deters them from using the park as a social space for 'hanging out'. The findings will be used in the design of new park facilities that they will be happy to make use of.

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Young people's mental health: Chickenshed say 'we hear you'

05 March 2024

Chickenshed's March fundraising campaign, 'we hear you', is in support of their mentoring and counselling service for young people, which helps tackle the mental health problems that are today one of the biggest challenges facing them.

What are your health and wellbeing priorities for 2024?

22 November 2023

The borough's health services watchdog, Healthwatch Enfield, is conducting an online survey to determine what areas it should focus on during 2024.

Saving an old school to help a new generation of young people flourish

30 October 2023

Residents are being invited to contribute ideas to a project to reopen a historic school building in Edmonton as a community hub which will provide training opportunities for young people in the borough.

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Skatepark campaigners enjoy a 'fantastic day' at the PG Festival

06 September 2023

Among the many people who had a great time at last Sunday's Palmers Green Festival were members of the Broomfield Park Skatepark Group, whose stall attracted many visitors. As a survey is launched to gauge opinion, campaigners are continuing their efforts to raise money for a feasibility study.

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Youth Justice Service volunteers have many faces, could you be one of them?

02 August 2023

Enfield Youth Justice Service (YJS) needs volunteers who: are concerned about youth crime and serious youth violence; are able to engage with children and young people; would like to be part of the restorative justice process; can work with children and young people who offend to help support a change in their behaviours and actions; can help our children and young people to make Enfield a better place to live and work.

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Young entrepeneurs: Let an Angel get you on your feet!

06 April 2023

The conversion of derelict garages into 35 workspaces plus communal areas in Upper Edmonton is nearing completion. If you're aged between 18 and 30 and want to start or grow a business, Angel Yard could be just the place for you!

Aged 16 to 18 and interested in architecture and the built environment?

05 April 2023

Accelerate is a free pioneering design, education and mentoring programme providing access to a wider pool of young people and increasing diversity in the built environment professions. Applications are now open for next year's course, starting in October 2023.

Cooking course for teenagers starting this month

01 March 2023

The charity Cooking Champions is launching a 12-week cooking course for teenagers, starting on 15th March and described as perfect for anyone who wishes to find out about a range of different cuisines.

Collage Voices: Drama, creative writing and music for children and young people

21 September 2022

The autumn term is starting at Collage Voices - a performing arts and creative media programme for children, young people and emerging artists.

Schoolkids, tell us how you feel about climate change

21 September 2022

The Love Your Planet competition, launching this month in Enfield primary and secondary schools, invites schoolchildren to create a poster or short video on the subject of climate change.

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Researching the impact of the rising cost of living on 16 to 25 year olds in the UK

13 September 2022

End Child Poverty wants to hear from people aged 16 to 25 who live in the UK, to find out what impact the rising cost of living is having on you - and those you live with.

ReachOut and help a young person grow in character and confidence

14 August 2022

The charity ReachOut is expanding its work into new areas of London and looking for volunteers from the Palmers Green community to act as after-school mentors of young people. Helping them grow in character and confidence, giving them the tools and networks they need to live good, happy and successful lives. No prior experience is necessary and ReachOut volunteer mentors have a wide variety of backgrounds, including students, recent graduates, working professionals and retirees.

Broomfield skatepark campaigners crowdfunding cost of feasibility study

01 June 2022

Campaigners for a skatepark in Broomfield Park have set up a crowdfunder to raise the money needed to pay for a feasibility study.

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Looking for secondary schools to help Love our Planet

27 May 2022

Enfield Climate Action Forum will be running a competition for primary and secondary school pupils during this year's Big Green Week. To help promote the competition students from Middlesex Uni will be filming examples of best practice in teaching climate change subjects. They're seeking help in identifying suitable schools to do the filming.

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Poetry competition for young Londoners

29 March 2022

NHS London have partnered with Transport for London (TfL) to launch a poetry competition for young Londoners, aged 12-15, to reflect on how their lives have changed since vaccinations were rolled out in the capital over a year ago. The competition seeks to give young Londoners the opportunity to talk about their experiences and what their hopes are for the year ahead. The top ten poems selected will be printed and put up at the author's local tube station.

Back next week - cooking lessons for kids

05 January 2022

Cooking Champions cooking lessons for kids (8-11 and 12-15) restart next week in Grange Park.

Stitch! - sewing for teens and for the planet, and a pillar-box pond!

15 September 2021

The skillful and inventive people at Stitch! have been 'yarn-bombing' a pillar box, will be teaching us how visible mending can make for a more sustainable lifestyle, and have room for a couple more young people in their teenage sewing club.

'To all the primary and secondary school children in London, we need your help!'

08 September 2021

The London Child Obesity Task Force wants to get all primary and secondary school children across London to only drink water when they're in school. This would put an end to selling and drinking fizzy drinks in London's schools. They are running a competition asking primary and secondary school children to help develop an advertising campaign - one that can inspire everyone between the ages of 4 and 18 in London to drink only water in school.

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