Supporting young people

Young people from a youth project in Belfast

Our youth projects are diverse and range from outdoor learning to youth clubs to coaching and mentoring those who need extra support, what unites them is our belief that every young person can play a positive role in their community. Even the most challenging young people deserve support to find their path in life, and we believe that young people are a part of the solution when it comes to tackling issues like plastic pollution, falling biodiversity, and the climate crisis.

Our services

  • Youth work
  • Personal development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Outdoor learning
  • Gang and Serious Youth Violence Prevention

Our strengths

  • Using the environment: We are experts at harnessing the ideas and passion of young people through outdoor learning, sustainable activism, and environmental projects.
  • Listening to young people: We’re committed to including young people in our initiatives, services, and campaigns, and we make sure that they’re involved and led by them.
  • Social action: We search for practical ways to give young people a greater voice in their communities and help them use their voice to tackle issues that affect their lives and futures.
  • Supporting teachers: Our educational projects help teachers bring the curriculum to life, give additional support to those pupils who need it most, and help those at risk of becoming NEET (Not in education, employment, or training) re-engage their studies or progress into training or work.

Youth work

Youth work

Young people need things to do and places to meet and develop as they grow into adults. We work with partners to provide those safe spaces and positive activities that are desperately needed in so many of our neighbourhoods.

Personal development programmes

Personal development programmes

We run team programmes that can be truly life changing. Take a group of young people, give them a series of challenges, teach them new skills and watch the teamwork grow and individuals blossom in just a few weeks.

Coaching and mentoring

Coaching and mentoring

Young people who have been knocked off course need dedicated support to help them turn things around. That's something our coaches can provide, working in partnership with schools, academy chains and local authorities.

Outdoor learning

Outdoor learning

There's something special about learning in the outdoors. We find that young people - especially those that struggle in a traditional classroom environment - thrive when given hands-on tasks in an outdoor setting. Everyone benefits from being better connected with nature, including teachers!