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Cornwall LivingIssue #149

Fifty Years Making Waves

Working in the heart of Cornwall’s communities, Young People Cornwall reach thousands of young people every year by building trusted relationships.

Established in 1974, Young People Cornwall has been committed to supporting young people, aged 8 to 25 across the region via a range of projects and essential support services. Its aims are to empower youth, provide a voice and foster a future that can fully embrace the opportunities that are out there, through tailored programmes and collaborative partnerships.

As the years rolled along, they saw Young People Cornwall go from strength to strength. In the 1990s, it established Hear Our Voice – the first project of its kind – allowing young people to have their say and influence mental health services. This incredibly successful project is just one of many. Young People Cornwall focuses on building long-term support, embedding itself into communities, and delivering dependable services.

The organisation understands what it takes to deliver youth work at its best, constantly finding new ways to innovate. From its main offices in St Austell, Young People Cornwall runs projects across the county, including education and training support, sports sessions, mental health support hubs, and drop-in youth clubs. Recognising that young people are the experts of their own lives, it tailors its projects to suit their needs and dreams. Young People Cornwall is committed to helping young people facing ever-changing challenges such as unemployment, social exclusion, crime, homelessness, and mental health struggles. By creating opportunities, finding the right support, and maintaining regular check-ins, it ensures that no one faces these challenges alone.

As CEO, Nick Smith says, “Young People Cornwall has been dedicated to serving the youth of our community for half a century, and it’s thanks to your unwavering support that we’ve been able to make a positive impact on countless lives.”

Why not help Young People Cornwall toward its next anniversary by becoming a volunteer or donating. Your donation could pay for a hot meal at a youth club or go towards a new van to take young people on their first trip to the beach. Your money could provide essential training to keep our team adapting to needs in Cornwall.

YOUNG PEOPLE CORNWALL

The House Youth Centre, Carlyon Road, St Austell PL25 4DB
01872 222447
www.youngpeoplecornwall.org

Young People Cornwall has been dedicated to serving the youth of our community for half a century, and it’s thanks to your unwavering support that we’ve been able to make a positive impact on countless lives.