80 Years of supporting young people

Youth Options was established in 1937. We believe passionately that every young person has the potential to realise their abilities and aspirations, and to make a valuable contribution to their communities. We are committed to developing young people’s social and emotional skills to improve their chances in life. Our services are individually tailored to deliver vibrant, dynamic and ever-evolving opportunities that connect with and inspire young people.

Youth Options employs a dedicated and passionate staff team, and group of committed volunteers. About 20 per cent of our services are open access for all young people, whilst 80 per cent are targeted projects delivered to young people with specific needs. We work with young people in a wide range of situations, including those in care, care leavers, those at risk of exclusion from school or society, those already excluded from mainstream education and young people who are NEET or likely to be NEET on leaving school.