Thank you

Each year you help us support over 9,000 young people on their journey to reach their potential and live a fulfilling life. 

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Young people are the key to our successful future. Unfortunately, in following only conventional routes, we fail to unlock the potential of a significant number of them.

John Savage CBE, Business West

What your support means to us

£500 enables us to buy essential art materials for our Creative courses

£1,000 enables us to offer support for a year to a young person currently not in education, employment or training

£2,500 enables us to host a showcase event organised by young people 

£5,000 enables us to deliver a year-long Creative course, including one-to-one relationship-building with a youth worker  

£10,000 enables us to run one of our 11-week vocational Careers courses for NEET young people (of which 79% of attendees go into education, employment or training within six months) 

£25,000 enables us to hold our bi-annual show, which is written, produced and performed by young people 

£50,000 enables us to deliver our school outreach programme for a year, supporting young people at risk of disengaging from school

£100,000 enables us to run our Creative courses for 13-19 year olds for three years

Voices

Our work with young people - Karen's story

Karen (not her real name) was referred to us by a team of social workers as she was struggling with her life. She was engaging in risky sexual behaviour. We started working on a plan or her one to one work and Karen also started attending group sessions in our Hillfields Youth Centre. 

I'm so much happier with my life and having a one to one worker. She's helped to be confident and to make new friends. 

Our work in the arts - Keegan's story 

Keegan has volunteered in our music events, he attended one of our arts courses and recently starred in Cinderella. 

Cinderella has given me a good idea of the work that goes into producing a show. I've had to creatively approach a dynamic character and practice acting in a helpful environment.

Our work helping young people into education, employment or training - Emily's story

Emily (not her real name) was at a difficult time in her life when she was referred to us. She comes from a third generation unemployed family, she has experienced abuse, has a criminal record and at the time was in a very unhealthy relationship. She was in danger of becoming homeless any day. 

When Emily started to be in a position where she could seek employment, we went on a journey together: setting achievable career goals, helping with her CV through weekly job coaching sessions and supporting her with writing job applications. 

After getting excellent references from work experience, Emily secured a job in customer service. Six months later Emily is now still in employment, and continues to use our services in the form of in-work support.

My life starts today. Thank you so much, Creative Youth Network