Young Bristol is a local youth driven charity that works to offer a choice of opportunities and experiences for all young people. Founded in 1928, Young Bristol is a charity that so many young people in the city rely on.
There are more children in Bristol than ever before. The number of children living in the city is growing rapidly, approximately 3 times faster than the national average. The fastest rate of growth is in those areas which are already severely deprived. In the worst affected parts of Bristol, 45% of children live in poverty.
What the statistics fail to show is the talent and aspirations of these young people. We believe that every young person has the right to discover what they are capable of.
For almost 90 years Young Bristol has enabled young people(aged 8-24 years) who are most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible members of society. Today we are recognised as one of Bristol’s leading providers of community based youth services, though our community youth club network based in some of Bristol’s most challenging communities, and a valued provider of outdoor activities, creative arts, instructor training and informal educational programmes for young people during their critical non school hours.
We provide positive activities and safe places where young people can build confidence, skills, self-esteem whilst having fun and improving their pathway to employment. We are committed to and recognised for significantly contributing to the healthy development of young people – especially those who need us most. With families and others in the community and beyond, we help young people grow to be confident, healthy, responsible, resilient and successful in life.
By working in partnership with a range of community based youth clubs and directly with young people through our programme of activities, we respond creatively to their needs and realise their capabilities.