What we do Creative Youth Network enables young people, no matter what their background or circumstances, to reach their own potential. We are England’s first and only organisation to receive ‘outstanding’ status - the National Youth Agency’s highest award for youth work. Last year we worked with 6,809 young people across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, running 12 youth centres and offering a wide range of support services and positive activities. More than two-thirds of the young people we engaged were from under-represented and seldom-heard communities. We build responsive and trusting relationships with young people. In our safe, inclusive and creative environments, we provide social and emotional support, opportunities for creative expression, and access to alternative education, training and employment. In 2022, young people achieved 24,000 recorded outcomes through our programmes, ranging from improved mental health to more positive personal relationships, improved school attendance and improved self-confidence. Our work also helps young people to find their own voices and change their world for the better. 33% of our region’s population is under the age of 25, but this demographic gets way less than their fair share of decision-making authority. Visit our Youth Voice pages to hear how young people can express themselves and be heard, so that they can influence the decisions that affect them, within our organisation as well as wider society. Our regular 'We the 33' conferences have “keynote listeners” - decision makers from across the region who come together not to speak but to listen to young people. They to hear what young people have to say on issues that matter to them from youth violence to mental health services and to act on that feedback in their professional lives. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUTH VOICE Our work has been recognised by the National Youth Agency, through the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service and the Children & Young People Now Award. DONATE NOW to help us reach more young people. Manage Cookie Preferences How can we help?