The objectives of our work are:
To foster and develop increased learning and development opportunities for young people by encouraging and supporting them to contribute, steer initiatives, and lead their own youth-led projects
To build strong relationships with organisations that share our aims, thereby further increasing the capacity of young people to build on their skills and aptitudes for their own personal growth and their community’s long-term success and development
To generate in young people, a sense of responsibility and ownership for the actions they undertake and to develop their citizenship and involvement in their communities
Active Youth Zone is community focused, working in partnership with a wide range of diverse organisations to increase the integration of young people within the community
Our services reflect the identified needs of a community, with our volunteering and youth-led projects based on 3 tenets.
Through intergenerational practice, Active Youth Zone aims to bring people together in purposeful, mutually beneficial activities. This promotes greater understanding and respect between generations and contributes to building more cohesive communities. Intergenerational activities build on the positive resources that the young, older, and middle generations have to offer each other and are an effective way to address issues important to our community. Our initiatives fall into three categories, supporting each other, working together to address community issues, and learning together.
Active Youth Zone embraces the principles of active citizenship and this philosophy is integral to all our work. Young people are encouraged and supported to involve themselves within the community and engage in volunteering. All projects are youth-led, gaining inspiration from the young people themselves and through service delivery, young people learn to understand each other’s differences and to respect one another.
Active Youth Zone encourages social action, supporting young people to work together to effect change both in their lives and within the community. Raising funds for issues they feel passionate about, and organising practical tasks.