Creative YOUCreativity is everywhere. Opportunity is not. We are part of the solution. The secret is in our name. Every year Creative Youth Network gives thousands of young people a taste and thirst for the arts and culture and the joy, life-skills and opportunity they bring. But we want more. Creative YOU is our campaign showcasing how we, you and the engaged, emerging and amazing young creatives we support, come together. We want to reveal how, together, we are ambition, quality, cultural democracy and social mobility in action. Every young person deserves the right to access creativity and development opportunities in the creative and cultural industries. 1. Pledge Join us by adding your name to support young people everywhere to enjoy and explore: - the opportunity to express themselves creatively - their talent, regardless of background or circumstance, including pathways into creative and cultural industries PLEDGE 2. Sign up Join us by signing up to our newsletter where we share best practice of how to support young people. sign up 3. Find out more Join us by reading and sharing our CreativeYOU report which shows how our work brings opportunities for creative expression and enables young people to explore their talent, regardless of background or circumstance. Download our Creative YOU report An update on Creative Youth Network buildings and services We have been working around the clock to ensure young people are receiving the support they need during lockdown. For most of our services, this has meant moving support online, getting in touch with young people over the phone, through video chat and messages. This continues, and we continue to take referrals. You can see our full programme here. Not all young people we work with have online access, and others do not feel comfortable or do not have the privacy to talk to their youth worker from home. From 6th July, therefore, for those young people we know are not getting the support they need, youth workers will begin meeting 1:1 in open spaces abiding by social distancing guidance. Then, from the 20th July, we will be offering the chance to meet with our staff at the Station, Kingswood, the Greenway Centre and the Park on a one to one basis or in very small groups. To enable this, our buildings have been reconfigured to conform to social distancing measures, with clear signage and updated cleaning regulations. We will continue to be shut to the general public and our open access clubs will remain online. We are also starting to talk to more young people in local communities, parks and around youth centres. This outreach work is to ensure young people are social distancing, to encourage positive engagement in the community and to check on young people’s wellbeing. We also offer support and guidance and build positive relationships. Our priority remains providing the best support possible for young people in ways that are safe for them and our staff. Our non-youth work staff team, youth workers who are shielding or living with a vulnerable person who is shielding will continue to work from home and provide support remotely. Whilst we continue to support as many young people as possible, in common with other organisations who work with young people, we expect future demand for our services to be greater than ever. Support young people and donate now: Please select a donation amount: * £7 Could cover the cost of telephone conversations between a youth worker and a vulnerable young person in isolation £12 Could give a young carer an evening of fun activities, taking a break from their caring responsibilities, in a small group session online £25 Could provide an hour’s online specialist support for a young person struggling with their mental health Other This is a monthly paymentDonate How can we help?