The Winners of the Partnership of the Year went to BP P.L.C & New Choices for Youth.

On Tuesday 6th December 2011 volunteers from City and Canary Wharf companies were recognised at East London Business Alliance’s 12th Employee Volunteer Awards (EVAs).

About Us

Inspiring, informing and improving life choices for young people. Help us support young people to realise their full potential.

New Choices for Youth [NCY] is an innovative East London charity, running a wide range of community projects relevant to the evolving needs of children and young people.

Established in Newham, NCY’s history and experience of working with vulnerable children and young people, their families in the community during challenging transitional periods spans many decades. This gives us the skills and know-how to help find solutions that work.

NCY’s staff and volunteers believe that nothing is impossible and work to address all issues associated with inner city deprivation that affect children and young people. Our services support children and young people in developing confidence and skills to find solutions that are right for them by reducing the barriers they face. Whether it’s accessing relevant schooling, training or employment, choosing to stay out of trouble, finding a safe place to live or socialise, helping them to live independently after leaving care or custody, or making informed decisions about themselves and the people they care for.

Our Values and Ethos..

  • NCY believes that every young person is valuable and has the potential to achieve and contribute positively to their community and society as a whole.
  • We believe in an holistic approach which works with and supports the whole person not just their presenting Issues
  • We believe that young people can and should play a positive and active role within their local, national and international environment.
  • We value respect, equality and diversity
  • We value working in partnership with young people, families, organisations and communities

NCY will support the development of the whole person (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) working within an equality framework. NCY does not believe that one size fits all and will endeavour to create flexible services and different approaches to meet individual needs. The equality framework within NCY enables young people to be treated with respect, not discriminated against or hindered because of lack of experience or difference from participating or accessing services or support.

Our Partners..

AQA's logo and clickable link to their websiteAQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) is an Awarding Body in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It compiles specifications and holds examinations in various subjects at GCSE, AS and A Level and offers vocational qualifications. AQA is a registered charity and independent of the Government. It is regulated by Ofqual, which is the regulator for the public examinations system in England and Wales.

British Cycling's logo and clickable link to their websiteBritish Cycling is the national governing body for cycling as recognised by the UCI – the international federation for the sport. As such, British Cycling works across all levels and six disciplines of the sport (BMX, Mountain Bike, Cyclo-Cross, Road, Track and Cycle Speedway), from providing the support and encouragement people need to get riding their bikes for the first time, to being home to the hugely successful Great Britain Cycling Team.

CEOP's logo and clickable link to their websiteThe Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.

London Youth's logo and clickable link to their websiteLondon Youth is a vibrant network of 400 youth organisations whose staff and volunteers are at work day and night across the capital. These member youth organisations are supported by the London Youth team - over a hundred friendly people who cover a hugely diverse range of roles but who all share one important thing in common with each other and our members: we are all passionate about young people and helping them to reach their potential.

London Youth's logo and clickable link to their websiteThe National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England. NCVO works to support the voluntary and community sector and to create an environment in which an independent civil society can flourish. NCVO has a growing membership, which currently stands at over 8,400 voluntary organisations ranging from large national bodies to community groups, volunteer centres, and development agencies working at a local level.

National Open College Networks's logo and clickable link to their websiteThe Open College Network (OCN) is the commonly used term to describe one or more of the 11 regional bodies that together comprise the National Open College Network (NOCN). NOCN is one of the United Kingdom Awarding Bodies that include Edexcel and City and Guilds. NOCN provides national coordination for the 10 regional OCNs which cover England and Northern Ireland. Each individual OCN operates semi-autonomously in its region.

Pilotlight's logo and clickable link to their websitePilotlight enables small, ambitious charities and social enterprises to help a greater number of people, more effectively. We have a significant impact on people’s lives, from children with learning disabilities, to isolated older people. We are currently helping 75 charities who tackle issues such as crime, drug abuse and homelessness.

Pilotlight's logo and clickable link to their websiteUK Youth is a charity at the heart of a national network of organisations dedicated to supporting young people to realise their potential. Our focus is on developing and promoting non-formal learning opportunities for all. Through regional associations and local youth groups we reach 750,000 young people each year.

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