Action4Youth give young people hopeStuart | YLF
Giving younger generations a platform to grow, develop, engage and inspire are the building blocks for Aylesbury based charity, Action4Youth. Through a well-established reputation for delivering high-quality youth programmes, the charity has over 25,000 young people benefit from their range of services, activities and programmes each year.
Offering transformational experiences to rising generations throughout Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes to surrounding counties of Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and as far as Cumbria and Yorkshire, the charity, now in its 71st year, is focused on engaging and inspiring young people across local communities.
The operating authority in the county for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, key leader for 16 Buckinghamshire County Council Youth Clubs and representative body for over 70 other member youth clubs and uniformed organisations, Action4Youth helps with growth, development, training and safeguarding of children across all backgrounds, abilities and disabilities, providing local groups a voice at local and national level.
Working closely with local schools and clubs to deliver Young Leaders programme, operating two Outdoor learning and adventure centres, Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes and Longrigg Xperience based in in Cumbria, the charity delivers day and residential mountain and water based adventure experiences and out of classroom learning, providing adapted equipment and trained staff who can support young people with disabilities to fully participate in outdoor adventure learning.
Action4Youth also holds the contract to deliver the government’s flagship National Citizen Service programme across the AVDC area providing young people with the opportunity to challenge themselves, overcome some of their fears and develop their teamwork, leadership and communication skills. Just one week of volunteering and fundraising by their 350 NCS graduates in 2016 delivered 9 amazing projects and more than £18,000 to 11 local charities.
In September 2017, the charity is launching The Inspiration Programme, a unique and accredited course for young people developing them for life and preparing them for work. Working across Business and Entrepreneurship, Arts and Culture, Police and Criminal Justice, Health and Wellbeing, the Military and the Third Sector, the program will engage young people, build confidence and esteem, broaden horizons and deliver a better understanding and stronger connection to modern society, inspiring their potential within it.
As Ambassador, Kathryn Rainbird-Clarke advises: ‘Clubs and organisations are a vital part of the local community, supporting young people by giving them a safe place to be and providing positive experiences from which they can grow and mature and through Action4Youth, we hope to inspire tomorrow’s generation across every local community’.
If you would like to be part of this engaging charity or invest and benefit from the work they offer communities, please get in touch with Development Director, Nick Lund on firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Invest in the young people of tomorrow with Action4Youth; a charity who inspires and gives hope to every child who walks through their door!