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Frederick is on the road after a year in South America and two in NYC – working for AP, the BBC, CNN, Reuters, The New York Times, Monocle, Al Jazeera, VICE and others. He recently reported from Brazil during the World Cup.

Posts tagged "Young People Now"

World Youth Congress: Global Perspectives

About 600 young people from around the globe gathered in Scotland earlier this month to attend the World Youth Congress. Frederick Bernas finds out why the event was held and what it achieved. “Each and every one of you has the capacity to make a difference for the better and all I can do is...

Project notes: Peer Support Project, Manchester

What it is: Peer Support Project, Manchester Goals: To provide advocacy and peer support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people who are not in education, employment or training Funding: Provided by Manchester City Council, Connexions, the community budget and other funding streams Manchester’s Peer Support Project offers excluded lesbian, gay and bisexual...

Project notes: Magic Matrix, north Norfolk

What it is: Magic Matrix, north Norfolk Goals: To bring together looked-after young people from rural or isolated communities Funding: Finance is provided by Norfolk Children’s Services. The young people are considering applying for a YouthBank grant As Norfolk moves towards the development of integrated children’s services, the youth sector will have to work more...

Nip voter apathy in the bud by involving teenagers

The national dilemma of political apathy amongst this country’s youth is an issue widely covered in many branches of the media, especially at election time. Politicians are the first to complain about it, but seem the last to take action to improve the situation. I believe that simply including young people more in the political...