UK Youth

UK Youth was established in 1911 to enable young people to realise their potential through non-formal learning outside the classroom. We work with a wide range of organisations across the UK to achieve this. Whether in partnership with other charities or leading innovation in the corporate and public sector we remain true to our mission and aims. UK Youth operates nationally and works with over 750,000 young people many of whom are the most disadvantaged and hard-to-reach. UK Youth develops and promotes innovative non-formal education programmes for and with young people, supporting them to achieve their potential and empowering them to make a difference. Through current UK Youth projec...

UK Youth
Avon Tyrrell
Bransgore
Hampshire, Hampshire BH23 8EE
United Kingdom
07713086014
http://www.ukyouth.org

Board of Directors

Charlotte Hill, Michael Joseph, Dominic Cotton, Norma Murray, Pauline Taylor, Richard Louis Bonney

Project Leaders

Dominic Cotton
Joanna Birch-Phaure

Mission

UK Youth was established in 1911 to enable young people to realise their potential through non-formal learning outside the classroom. We work with a wide range of organisations across the UK to achieve this. Whether in partnership with other charities or leading innovation in the corporate and public sector we remain true to our mission and aims. UK Youth operates nationally and works with over 750,000 young people many of whom are the most disadvantaged and hard-to-reach. UK Youth develops and promotes innovative non-formal education programmes for and with young people, supporting them to achieve their potential and empowering them to make a difference. Through current UK Youth projects young people: gain nationally recognised accreditation take action to improve their communities recommend changes to youth services experience the benefits of healthy exercise.

Programs

UK Youth's programmes operate in the UK only. We have currently have 8 active programmes which support young people: Starbucks Youth Action enables young people to obtain upto 2,000 of funding in many cities across the UK to make a difference in their communities. The Think Big programme with O2 enables any young person to apply for a grant of up to 300 to do something in their communities and successful project leaders can then apply for up to 3,000 to continue to develop their local community project. The Barclays Money Skills 'Champion's programme trains a small number of youth workers and young people to become 'Champion's and they then go on to pass on their new knowledge through our peer education model. Our UPS Road Code Programme Road Code is delivered in partnership with the international courier company UPS. It aims to promote road safety among young people through workshops and simulations. Bike Club uses cycling as a way to engage young people in learning beyond the school day. There are currently over 250 Bike Clubs across the UK. Reach is a three year joint project with EACH working with young people who have been affected by homophobia, sexism and cyberbullying. Gen2Gen is an intergenerational project, providing young people with accredition to help older people get online. As the name suggests UK Youth Voice (UKYV) represents our genuine commitment to ensuring young people are heard. This group of 16-25 year-olds is made up of two young people from each region of England, one from the Channel Islands, and two young people each from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. They meet five times per year to guide and advise the charity and to plan an annual youth conference. We also operate a number of other methods and activities to help young people gain the recognition and support that they need to make a successful transition to adulthood. Finally, in terms of our programmes we have just launced an initiative to create Youth IT Hubs with Microsoft and we plan to begin recruiting potential locations for these hubs in September this year. We operate in partnership with local delivery organisations running 12 small independent schools which work exclusively with young people who have been excluded or are at risk of exclusion from mainstream education. We also operate a first class young people's residential centre based in the New Forest which is focused on delivering equal access residential experiences for young people. Finally, we operate a range of qualifications and awards designed to recognise and validate the young people that we work with's achievements. These come under the heading Youth Achievement Awards and include the Youth Achievement Awards, the Junior Achievement Awards, Peer Qualifications & the Award in Personal Achievement. Finally, we also run a programme called United Futures whose purpose is to help local youth organisations and businesses come together to support young people.

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