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Youth Hostel Association 18/19 Impact Review

Today YHA is a leading charity. We are a successful social enterprise, and one of the UK’s largest membership organisations. We have a history to be proud of, a trusted brand and a loyal supporter base. We are a youth organisation, but we serve all ages – providing adventures, opportunities and employment. We own and maintain properties of local significance.   While we are not primarily an environmental organisation, we are well placed to contribute to the protection of the natural world. We are not a mental health organisation, but residentials, physical activity, being outdoors and access to culture all lead...


Date Published: 23rd July 2019
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Character and Resilience and the Outdoors

Over the last 7 years there has been a growing case made for developing non-cognitive skills in young people as well as the more easily identified and measurable cognitive skills. In developing the whole child both sets of skills should be the focus for child development, the two skill sets are inextricably linked.   This report from Martin Smith and Outdoor Citizens explores character and resilience in the context of outdoor education and looks at what this means for employability and social mobility. It highlights that the evidence shows that the outdoors, adventure and challenge activities have a real impact on...


Date Published: 17th July 2019
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