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International Day of the Girl

This year, the International Day of the Girl occurs just a few months after an unlikely feminist hero appeared on the big screen in a film containing a powerful monologue on what it means to be a woman.

What does it mean to #BeBrave?

This year’s Youth Mental Health Day theme #BeBrave had me questioning how I felt about that particular phrase.

Celebrating the Unsung Heroes

September 15th is the International Day for Rural Women and it's time to shine a spotlight on these unsung heroes who make the world a better place!

Meet Lanita: The Woman Behind the Fields

Let's start with a story, shall we?

International Day of Charity

When I was in school, I had no idea what Caritas meant, except that we had a Caritas Box on the windowsill.

The sound of ... silence. Psalm 50

My wife and I love kids... We’re blessed to have had four of our own, and now have nine grandchildren too… and would love to have more. 

Believing in youth work – and young people

All of us believe in something.

Where do we look for security and hope and meaning? That’s the question I believe is in all of our minds. What is worthwhile believing in? Something that won’t let us down and will give purpose and direction to our lives?

Giving thanks for 35 years of acet UK

Instead of the usual August newsletter, we are happy to share a booklet with you, commemorating 35 years of acet UK! We hope you are encouraged by how much has been made possible in the last three and a half decades.

Click on the brochure below to read it online.

Submission to government review on RSHE

In the summer term, acet UK was asked to submit evidence to the English government’s Department for Education (DfE) for their review of the statutory Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) guidance for schools.

Considering Gen Z

International Youth Skills Day this Saturday is a day to celebrate the skills of young people. But, if you look at the media landscape, it may be surprising, and a valid question in response to this could be: 'what skills?'

Let's Launch into Kindness

This year’s theme for RSE Day is ‘Let’s Launch into Kindness’ and I believe it is a well-selected theme.

There is a lifting up!

I’m guessing that, if you’re like me, you have good days and bad days. 

Days when you catch the fragrance of an azalea, or witness a golden sunset, or step out into a moonless night sky and are captivated by the Milky Way arching overhead in all its myriad glory. 

​​​​​​​Our sabbatical policy

At acet UK, we believe that refreshment and inspiration are essential to sustainable and impactful work.