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NCS Graduate becomes Youth Champion

On June 5th YMCA Scarborough and Ryedale held their annual Community and Volunteer Awards evening at the YMCA Theatre to celebrate and thank the contribution that volunteers have made across the region in 2019. The evening was made up of a small drinks reception before the award ceremony in the evening which comprised of 12…

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Outwood Academy Adwick group TRY out new skills

Flying Futures is running a project at Outwood Academy Adwick as part of the Department for Education Opportunities Area project. Over the past several weeks our staff have been working with a select number of students developing skills in leadership and confidence. As part of the programme on Thursday 16th May we took a group…

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Young people enjoy boxing at Nottingham Arena

On Friday 10th May, Flying Futures in partnership with Sport Society Success CIC supported 12 young people in attending the Nottingham Motor-point Arena. This was to support network partner Jordan Gill in his most recent bout with the tough mexican, Enrico Tinico. Jordan had previously met some of the young people a few weeks earlier when…

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Parents evening packed out

NCS parents evening events are in full swing here at Flying Futures. There will be 5 events running across the region as we share information on the programme and answer any questions people might have about their upcoming experience. Tuesday saw the team head over to Graham school in Scarborough where there were over 300…

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Scarborough teens first to graduate from urban NCS model

Earlier this month we celebrated with young people from Scarborough the successful completion from the NCS Urban Model programme. This group of young people having completed their residential programme in January as a team have been working on delivering social action activities across their region. The team came back together to be presented with their…

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NCS my personal experience

Harry is an NCS graduate from summer 2018. He wanted to tell year 11 students at his school, the Reed School in Selby, all about his experience and encourage others to take up the opportunity to get involved. Thanks for sharing Harry and we hope to see you at graduate event. Stage 1 For the…

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NCS goes urban

Over 30 young people from Scarborough 6th Form have taken part in Flying Futures first Urban NCS model. Your typical NCS experience is packed full of challenges and new experiences and the urban programme was no different. Rather than an activity site in the countryside the young people headed to Newcastle to take part in…

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Shared Leadership Model of Endeavour and Flying Futures

Endeavour and Flying Futures are pleased to announce an innovative and forward thinking shared leadership model for 2019.From January 1st Duncan Pearse will be CEO overseeing both organisations with a view to developing a growth strategy.  Colette Bailey Chair of Trustees at Endeavour says “we are excited to embark on this joint venture where we can…

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Pru Goals; we have made it to the finish line!

As you all may have already heard through our twitter posts and fantastic video featuring the inspiring Dame Kelly Holmes; Flying Futures and a group of young individuals finally crossed the finish line at the Prudential Ride London.  Following on from the Get on Track programme, Flying Futures ambition was to get young people involved…

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EXPECT Summer! Its almost here!

Thanks to funding from the Department for Education Social Mobility Opportunity Area Fund for Doncaster, EXPECT Youth are delivering a programme of fun, FREE activities for children and young people across many areas of Doncaster. Children and young people will be able to attend activities FREE of charge.  Activities are designed to help get them…

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BT Bootcamp experience

On March 22nd, a handful of apprentices from different organisations such as Flying Futures and DCLT attended the Skills for Work BT Bootcamp. A day filled with activities and discussions to introduce us into the world of work; and take home practical skills to apply to our future careers. Apprentices James Halliday from DCLT and…

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StreetGames Young Coach of the Year, Aston Richardson

Aston Richardson has been named the Young Coach of the Year Award winner at this year’s StreetGames National Awards. Aston is based in Doncaster, a local resident of Stainforth, was recognised by the awarding panel for his outstanding achievements in the field of youth and community sports, beating out a number of fantastic competitors in the…

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Our PruGoals journey so far!

So far the Flying Futures Communities team have endured numerous hours of training ready for the 46 mile ride around London. On March 21st they put their front wheel first in the 23 mile practice ride; a test to see whether their hard work in training has paid off. But if that wasn’t enough the…

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Jess gets ICS ready, Kenya here she comes!

The International Citizens Service is a UK Government funded programme for people aged 18-25 with an ambition to make a difference to all cultures around the globe. People from all over the UK come together to work as team to help develop some of the poorest communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. For 10-12…

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Active Citizens International Study visit: Sri Lanka

In September 2017 Dean Martindale joined the Active Citizens programme as a participant. The programme involves developing a social action project that will benefit your community, Dean wanted to work to bring people together through his social action project so decided to dedicate his time to working with single parents around Stainforth. Dean stated that…

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PruGoals Challenge: Prudential Ride London

Since the team here at the Flying Futures Community are constantly looking for new challenges to tackle; once the PruGoals programme came to light we knew we had to get involved. The PruGOals programme uses Prudential Ride London to empower young people to achieve their goals. As part of their nationwide commitment to social inclusion in…

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End of 2017…hello 2018

2017, what a year its been! The Flying Futures community have made successes and excelled by hitting countless targets, but this year we are determined to go beyond. Over the last year we have achieved great amount especially through our National Citizens Service programme, enabling hundreds of our young people to gain valuable life skills and…

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Mathew Ashton – Volunteer, Apprentice and next steps

  Mathew Ashton is sadly leaving the Flying Futures team after two and half years of dedication and hard work to move onto his next challenge. We interviewed Mathew to find out how Flying Futures has helped him grow and gain the valuable skills he needs to continue in Youth work. When did you join…

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The figures are in!

Over 1000 young people took part in Flying Futures NCS programme this Summer. They spanned across North Yorkshire, East Riding and as far as Stockton-on-Tees. The participants all undertook Phase 3 Social Action projects in their local communities and wow were we amazed with the diversity of the projects. We had community garden renovations in Stockton,…

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Christmas Quiz

Join your friends and other Summer and Autumn Grads for an extra-special Christmassy Quiz! Harrogate – 5th December  York – 7th December Bridlington – 11th December Stockton – 12th December Richmond – 14th December   You could win prizes for the best team in your area AND the best team in Yorkshire!   

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