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The NEYA Allies Network for Organisations is completely free to join.

By signing up to becoming an ally, you are pledging your support of the aims and values of the North East Youth Alliance and are committing to work within the principles below. More information can be found here.

  • We have as our focus supporting the needs of young people.
  • We actively encourage and welcome their participation, perspectives and views into the development of the services and products we deliver.
  • We believe every young person deserves the best possible chance to realise their potential, irrespective of who they are, or their circumstances.
  • We are committed to being available to young people when, where and how they need us.
  • We value partnership and collaboration between organisations.
  • We are active in developing relationships, and working together with others to ensure we deliver the best possible outcome for each young person.
  • We are committed to high levels of quality, reliability and continuous improvement in all we do.
  • We are active and dynamic, a positive agent for change, confronting barriers that constrain and limit with a ‘can do, will do’ attitude to get results.

Once your information has been received, you will receive an NEYA Allies logo which can be added to email signatures etc. and shared with your colleagues. #youthstartshere

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At the launch of the campaign at the NEYA conference, we highlighted our main objectives, which are:

  • To grow understanding of the sector
  • To increase recruitment & investment
  • To encourage new allies to help us grow the movement

Throughout the campaign we will be measuring success via recruitment, media exposure, advocacy and social numbers.

There are some simple ways you can support the campaign.

  1.  Add the #YOTUHSTARTSHERE logo to our email signature (download below)
  2.  Use the hashtag on relevant social posts #YOUTHSTARTSHERE 
  3.  Share NEYA posts far and wide
  4.  Help us with YOUR networks – who do you know that can help shine the light on the youth sector? Councillors/MPs, sports people, local celebrities, businesses, lead decision makers (LA’s, councils, community, etc), influences. Email us!
  5.  Capture content – tell us how you are supporting communities ; whether that’s a case study from a young person talking about their youth worker, or an event. Capture it on video/photos and send it to us!
  6.  Help us build the #YOUTHSTARTSHERE brand by posting the logo on your social each month to show your support.
  7.  Join in – we will be planning events, protests, and petitions over the coming year – please sign up and help us turn the volume up about youth work!

If you have any stories, case studies, or ideas you would like to share; please email:

Thank you for your support