About the Company
Founded in 1928, Young Bristol (YB) is a youth charity that enables young people 8 – 24 years of age to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible members of society.
YB is a youth-driven charity that works to offer a choice of opportunities and experiences for all young people. By working in partnership with a wide-range of community-based centres, and directly with young people through our programme of activities, we respond creatively to their needs and realise their capabilities.
Today we are recognised as one of Bristol’s leading providers of community-based youth services, through our community youth clubs based in some of Bristol’s most challenging communities, and a valued provider of outdoor activities, creative arts, mobile provision, outdoor employment 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.
In recognition of the value we place on volunteers and their contribution to our work, YB were awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) in 2020. This is the highest Award a charitable organisation can receive.