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OPEN Youth Trust

OPEN Youth Trust

The OPEN Youth Trust was established to provide opportunities for young people in Norfolk including those who are most disadvantaged, with the longer term aim of making a positive difference to their lives.
We seek flexible solutions that are adaptable to the evolving landscape of young people including their varied attitudes, backgrounds, interests and behaviors.
OPEN Youth trust offers a range f open access services for young people aged 11-19years. Through taking part in positive activities young people will gain new skills, develop a stronger support network and have increased confidence and self esteem. OPEN will continue to expand and adapt its service provision to ensure it meets the needs of young people in Norfolk.
By August 2018 we pledge that a total of 4000 young people will have taken part in recreational activity with OPEN Youth Trust, at least 250 young people will be trained to be young volunteers at OPEN Youth Trust. At least 80% of these young people will gain an accreditation in volunteering and would have taken part in youth social action. We pledge that young people will help shape every aspect of our charity and will be involved in decision making. Our youth forum is a crucial part of the work that we do and we will continue to encourage a cross section of young people to regularly attend our youth forum meetings.

We’ve just pledged to the #iwill campaign in November 2016, watch this space for our updates on how we do!


Quote from Charlotte Hill, CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
Over 600 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”