Michael Russel, Youth Engagement Officer with the Positive Youth Foundation was last week called up to the Irish Rugby team senior squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. The tournament, which will be held in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea and will be the fifteenth staging of the Rugby League World Cup


The Royal Shakespeare Company, nestled in the picturesque town of Stratford Upon Avon, home to William Shakespeare one of the most renowned writers. It see’s hordes of tourists walk its streets, but also now, young people of PYF treading its theatre boards and exploring exclusive back stage areas. The Positive Youth Foundation first became involved

The Positive Youth Foundation and St. Finbarrs GAA Club have further cemented their working partnership by confirming St. Finbarrs as a new location for the delivery of PYF sessions. One of the first sessions that will be delivered at St. Finbarrs is a Sports Leaders Level 1 course, being jointly delivered by both the sports

So here we go, with my first attempt at an intended monthly update from my position as CEO of PYF. The timing of this one is great, as we have recently witnessed a number of game changing events within our organisation and sector at large. My first thoughts are with the recent announcement by Coventry

As part of the ‘Routes to Ambition’ programme,  The Positive Youth Foundation are looking for a Creative Programmes Co-ordinator to lead on our offer to young people who are in need of additional support in relation to their personal, emotional and social wellbeing. The successful candidate will be a highly-focussed creative industry-related professional with extensive

At the Positive Youth Foundation, we often say that we wouldn’t be here without the young people, and it’s true, we wouldn’t! Our young people not only engage on our programmes, they advocate and educate us. They also play a huge part in leading the direction we, as an organisation, take. We have always had

YOUNG musicians from Coventry are set to showcase their skills alongside nationally acclaimed ensemble Armonico Consort.The group of 12 – aged between 16 and 21 – have all come through Positive Youth Foundation’s Changing Trax project, which offers music as a platform to allow young adults to express themselves. The project concludes with a professional

The name of the participant in this case study has been changed for safeguarding reasons.  Jessica was referred to PYF in October 2016 from her careers advisor at Prospects. We initially met with her at her home, as Jessica has severe anxiety issues and doesn’t cope well with attending new venues or meeting new people.

The name of the participant in this case study has been changed for safeguarding reasons.  When Lily walks into the room, you know she’s arrived. A flamboyant character with a strong Birmingham accent, initially you aren’t sure what to expect. Quickly however, you get a sense of Lily’s kind-hearted nature. Lily joined us on our




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