UK Youth is a charity at the heart of a national network of 44 regional youth associations and three national partners and five associate members. This represents more than 5500 youth clubs and 693,000 young people, which is the largest reach of any youth organisation in the country.
For over 100 years we have been enabling young people to learn and succeed. Today, through our network and our own programmes, we help young people gain life-skills and accredited awards that build confidence, resilience and make them more employable. For more details about our work take a look at our latest Annual Review.
By working with a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector partners we offer young people the chance to:
- take action to improve their communities
- make recommendations about youth services
- learn to support and educate others
- experience the benefits of healthy activities
- organise events including a major national youth conference
- gain nationally recognised accreditation
Our approach to learning works with all y oung people and has proved particularly effective with those not thriving in mainstream education.
Our Work with Young People
UK Youth was established in 1911 to equip young people with the skills they needed for life and enable them to realise their potential through non-formal learning.Read more
Youth Achievement Foundations
These Independent Schools offer an effective full-time model of educational and personal development for young people excluded or at risk of exclusion from mainstream education.Read more
Young people spend just 15% of their time in school yet the learning that takes place outside the classroom in other areas of their busy lives often goes unrecognised and under-valued.Read more
UK Youth is the centre of a network of regional and national member associations that work with local youth groups and clubs to provide young people opportunities.Read more
Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre
Avon Tyrrell is a residential activity centre in the New Forest and our headquarters and is a showcase for much of our work. The centre offers young people a wide range of unique learning opportunities.Read more