Discussions on the biggest issues affecting young people in society today took place at the 2019 Action4Youth conference in Aylesbury on Tuesday 12th November 2019.
The conference, held at The Gateway in Aylesbury, discussed topics from education, employment and volunteering right through to childhood obesity and LGBT equality and gender complexity issues in young people with presentations from UK Youth, Stonewall, the Association of Chairs, NCVO and the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health.
Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, the Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire and Action4Youth Patron, also took to the stage to discuss how Bucks charities are meeting current challenges and looked to the future and what lies ahead for the youth sector.
Following a morning of information gathering and sharing, attendees took part in a panel session, hosted by Milton Keynes Community Foundation, the National Lottery Community Fund, The Rothschild Foundation and The Clare Foundation, with an opportunity to discover more about the potential funding available to support young people and how to apply.
Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion at the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health explains: ‘There was a real buzz at the conference, with everyone in the room really keen to find out more about the problems and the level of the problems that young people are facing, the reasons why and most importantly what we as a sector can do about it.
Childhood obesity is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem within society, and collaborative working is one of the key ways that we can help to find long term solutions and reverse the current upward trend.‘
Hannah Asquith of Grass Roots Foundation commented on the conference: ‘It was really inspiring to hear from all of the experts in the room, getting an insight into the factors that influence and impact young people and how we can support them and their families to promote a happy and healthy lifestyle, now and into the future.‘
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*Source of article : Press release on behalf of Action4Youth.