Entries by Rachel Benson

Belong – Support for trans young people affected by self-harm

 Youth Cymru and The Amber Project are working in partnership on a new project for young people (aged 12-16) who identify as transgender, or are questioning their gender identity, and have experience of self-harm.   We run creative workshops in a friendly, caring and supportive atmosphere, with the option to speak to a counsellor during […]

Electoral Reform Society Cymru – Youth Promise

Campaigners have launched six ‘youth pledges’ they want political parties in Wales to back, ahead of the Welsh Assembly election in just four weeks.  ‘Youth Promise: Getting Young People Involved in Democracy’ is Electoral Reform Society Cymru’s call to action for Welsh political parties in the run-up to May 5th. ERS Cymru are calling for […]

Local Youth Groups Today Report Launch

Our national partner UK Youth have recently published the ‘Local Youth Groups Today’ report after a study of local youth services led by youth-led research agency Clear View Research Ltd. The research found that community based youth groups remain relevant to the needs of young people and clear evidence that there is a requirement for these […]

Grow Wild Funding

not long left to apply!!   Youth Cymru have partnered with Grow Wild to provide funding for young people aged 12-25.  Are you aged between 12 – 25 years?  Have you got a brilliant idea to communicate the importance of native wild flowers and wild spaces in a creative way? Or do you want to work […]

Youth of the Year Awards

Five inspirational young people have been awarded the accolade of ‘Youth of the Year 2015’ for overcoming adversity to achieve their personal goals. Winners and their respective youth workers from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland were invited to an award ceremony at Buckingham Place where they were presented with their […]

Humanequin Success – Trans*Form Cymru

  Humanequin was a theatrical piece that informed, educated and celebrated the lives of trans* young people in Wales. It combined a film, performance, and Q&A that explored real life stories, reflecting upon personal journeys and experiences, the joys, laughter and low points, discrimination and fears that young trans* people in Wales face on a daily basis. The project was a partnership between […]

LGBT Youth Conference

Youth Cymru are proud to be a partner of Pride Cymru’s first Autumn Youth Conference.   Date: Saturday 10th October 2015 Time: 10.00am till 5.15pm Conference, 5.15pm till 6.30pm Networking Social Location: Park Inn Hotel and Cineworld, Cardiff The day will include a range of workshops, the chance to hear from the Children’s Commissioner for […]

In Remembrance

                    Dennis G Frost, died Tuesday 16th December 2014, aged 89. Dennis was the General Secretary for Youth Cymru from 1953 to 1987 (previously known as the Welsh Association of Youth Clubs, until 2003) He still played a role within Youth Cymru until 2013, by donating his time in running the book appeal. […]

History of Youth Cymru

The Welsh Association of Youth Clubs was one of the major voluntary youth organisations in Wales.   Commencing as a girls’ club, organisation, it owes is existence to the initiative of voluntary leaders who formed a number of independent local federations with the object of seeking mutual support. The Ocean National Colliery Company played a […]