Gateshead Youth Council

Gateshead Youth Council

Charity information

Gateshead Youth Council

Gateshead Youth Council (GYC) is an organisation has been in existence since 1979. We are youth centred, youth focused and youth led.

We target young people aged 11-25 and carry a broad remit which is reflected in the diverse range of youth issues and activities that we are involved in on a local, regional, national and international basis.

  • Mission statement

    Our Vision
    We believe that young people in Gateshead are respected and enabled to influence and inform decisions that affect their lives.
    Mission Statement
    • To be committed to ensuring that young people in Gateshead are represented in decision making and can participate fully and actively as informed citizens
    • To inspire young people to make positive contributions to their community, their nation and the world
    • To empower young people to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to make positive decisions about their lives
    • To enable young people to recognise their skills, qualities and views to develop ambitious aspirations which are befitting their characteristics
    The Values that underpin our work
    • We truly value meaningful participation of young people in partnership with other agencies and individuals. We believe that young people have a right to be heard and the professionals have an obligation to listen and respond appropriately.
    • We value all young people equally, offering support to develop their understanding of equality, diversity and equity. We strive to actively challenge discriminatory practice and policies and recognise and celebrate good practice.
    • We make a point of recognising young people’s achievements to enhance their self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth.
    "Human beings are utterly amazing, we have a staggering capacity for love and achievement, sometimes, we just need someone to tell us we can. "

  • Overview

    Registered Charity Number: 512712

    Phone number: 0191 490 1900

    Address: 12 Gladstone Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4DY

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