Action4Youth Vision, Mission & Values


Exceptional experiences that make a lifetime of difference.


To support all young people’s growth towards fulfilling and responsible adult lives, A4Y develops physical, mental, spiritual, moral and cultural abilities which act as:

  • A Springboard towards realising dreams
  • A Safety Net for those at risk
  • A Voice of influence- from the young and for the young

In order to benefit as many young people as possible while maintaining A4Y’s financial stability, we partner with those (government, schools, youth clubs, businesses, trusts and foundations and others) who share our mission.


Be exceptional – Use imagination, determination and resilience to achieve exceptional outcomes everyday

Care – Always seek to understand and look after each other

Trail blaze – Be adventurous in exploring how we could serve more and better

Make responsible choices – Use resources wisely so that we can sustain our investment in young people

Do what is right – Hold ourselves and others to the highest standard of behaviour

Action4Youth News

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Lives ruined by violence

Former Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police,  Sir  Francis Habgood reflects on his experience of visiting the knife angel with Action4Youth’s The Breakout Programme.   How do you generate a serious debate about knife crime? Simple – build a massive sculpture using over 100,000 knives and send it on a tour around the country. That

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What’s the importance of counselling to youth work today?

Youth counselling is a specialist service that expert practitioners like Gehad Mursi, our Counselling Lead know makes a huge difference to a young person’s life. For some young people it can literally be a lifesaver.  The personal stories behind those they counsel are always kept confidential, but one client wanted to share his positive experience

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What are young people’s hopes and fears for 2023?

One major advantage for us all at Action4Youth is interaction with thousands of young people from diverse backgrounds, circumstances and ages. In a year we work with over 25,000 young people. Taking time to really listen to them provides rich insight into the priorities in their lives. As we move into 2023 Programme Director Emily

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Action4Youth positively changes the futures of over 25,000 young people every 12 months, and that is all thanks to you... Your donations, your time, your partnerships and your support.

Action4Youth December Newsletter 2022

A message from Jenifer Cameron, CEO December is always a time for reflection as we look back on the year just gone. Last January we were living with covid uncertainty as omicron arrived following a quieter-than-usual Christmas season. That uncertainty hovered over us for the next few months; was there going to be another lockdown

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