Youth United – February newsletter

Dear all,

Welcome to our Leap Day newsletter – filled with great stories from three of the organisations helping expand opportunities for young people with the support of Youth United Foundation!

Firstly we offer a huge congratulations to Volunteer Police Cadets on reaching their target to support Police forces to double their Cadet membership by 2020. They’ve now reached the 10,000 Cadet mark and are hoping to grow even further in the coming years.

Then we turn to another impressive story from the emergency services.  We all know the positive impact that being involved in one of our organisations can have on a young person and this is illustrated by the moving story of Amy who, born profoundly deaf, has gained an increased level of confidence and independence through the Fire Cadets.

Finally, we hear about the work that Woodcraft Folk have been doing with Wakefield College to deliver a week of Social Action events. This includes fantastic projects such as running workshops with refugees with Wakefield Sanctuary and building a greenhouse for the Standbridge Community Centre (picture above).

Best wishes,

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Youth United VPC

Volunteer Police Cadets fulfill their #IWill pledge to double membership to 10,000 young people

At the Buckingham Palace launch of the cross party ‘#IWill campaign the National Volunteer Police Cadets (National VPC) pledged to support Police forces to double the membership to 10,000 by 2020.  Read how, with the support of Police Forces and grants from the Youth United Foundation, this challenging pledge has been achieved in just over 2 years!!


Youth United Fire Cadet

National Fire Cadets working with young people to overcome personal challenges

Amy was born profoundly deaf which impacted on her speech and communication skills, affecting her learning abilities in school. Read how she found her independence and confidence through her attendance at National Fire Cadet Unit Great Baddow.


Youth United social action

Woodcraft Folk & Public Services do Social Action

Woodcraft Folk have been working closely with Wakefield College since 2012 to provide opportunities for young people to participate in meaningful Social Action activities in their community. Read how a new group are working with the College’s Public Service course to deliver a week of social action taster events.

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