Welcome to YC Hertfordshire news

Megaphone 325X237    Don't forget to share yours with us!       @YCHertfordshire

Hertfordshire leads the way in promoting awareness of youth mental health

19 January 2016

A new, innovative training programme exploring mental health in young people is being delivered to secondary schools in Hertfordshire, for the first time. The Emotional Wellbeing Unit is part of the Youth Health Champions training led by Youth Connexions.Hertfordshire.

Giving Young Carers in Welwyn Hatfield some quality time for themselves

18 January 2016

Since last October, Youth Connexions has been working with Stanborough School to deliver a weekly project for young carers.

Preparing young people for the world of work

11 January 2016

An exciting new programme to inspire and prepare young people for the fast changing world of work is now being rolled out across the county.  Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in partnership with Youth Connexions Hertfordshire (HCC) is delivering The Careers & Enterprise Company Programme in Hertfordshire as part of a nationwide project to forge closer relationships between schools/colleges and employers.

Maurice says “Go for it – you won’t regret it!”

07 January 2016

2016 is the Silver Jubilee year for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Youth Connexions is celebrating the 60th year of this initiative with a series of experiences from people involved in the awards. This is Maurice Wells’ story,,…

Young people in South Oxhey gain qualifications in First Aid and Basic Sign Language

24 December 2015

Twenty young people from South Oxhey are proud to have completed a six-week course in Emergency First Aid and Basic Sign Language with Youth Connexions at the recently refurbished YouthZone.

Young people raise £1,451 for charity during their National Citizen Service programme

23 December 2015

Twenty six young people took part in the autumn 2015 Stevenage National Citizen Service (NCS) programme with Youth Connexions and worked as a team to make a difference in their local community.

We want your views!

08 December 2015

Survey for young people - where do you get your information from?

Young people from East Herts describe their volunteering experiences

08 December 2015

Nehal and Bethany took part in the National Citizen Service run by Youth Connexions. They then volunteered as staff on the Duke of Edinburgh expeditions with other young people. Here they have written a blog of their experiences…..

Two young people from Watford and Three Rivers named as Leading Young Citizens

20 November 2015

Prianka and Georgina took part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) projects run by Hertfordshire County Council Youth Connexions. Both were chosen from 80,000 national nominees to join a group of just 100 National Citizen Service Leaders, and took part in Leaders Week in London.

Young Film-makers from Chorleywood get inspiration at Elstree Studios

19 November 2015

A team of young people from the Three Rivers District were inspired by a tour of Elstree Studios last Friday, which they had won as a prize earlier in the year with their film, ‘Confidence’.