Fitzrovia Youth In Action
Fitzrovia Youth In Action
We run a variety of youth action programmes to enable young people to:
• Increase their aspirations, confidence and knowledge to successfully navigate challenges and take advantage of opportunities in all areas of their lives
• Develop their skills and experience so they can better progress in employment, education, or training
• Enhance their sense of social and civic responsibility through delivering and taking part in activities and events that enhance community cohesion and well-being
Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) supports disadvantaged children and young people (YP), aged 8-24, to overcome the barriers they face in everyday life so that they can fulfil their full potential. We primarily do this through youth social action, whereby young people support and empower each other, and the community, to overcome challenges and to take advantage of opportunities.
We have a twenty year track record of supporting and championing young people (aged 8-24) within our community so that they are more empowered and able to succeed in life. We started off, back in 1997, as a youth-led initiative to clean up and make better use of a hard court games area which had previously been vandalised. Over the course of our history we have always remained true to our core ethos of empowering young people so that they can empower others and improve the community in which they live. Since formation we have supported over 5,000 young people through our youth volunteering, outreach work, peer-to-peer support projects and employability programmes in Camden and Westminster.
We run a variety of services and activities across three strands; Engagement, Youth-led Volunteering and Mentoring and Work Placements. The main thrust of our work comes from our young people who co-produce and co-deliver many of the projects and have input into our planning and recruitment processes. This leads to strong and broad outcomes and provides a variety of indicators of success.
Fitzrovia Youth In Action aims to:
- Young people increase their resilience by building skills, knowledge and confidence and improving their physical and mental health (well-being).
- Young people successfully move on to meaningful employment or continuing education and training.
- Community belonging is increased for all beneficiaries of our work, the young people we work directly with and local residents who are take part in our events and activity programmes.
Established: August 1997
Registered Charity Number: 1136697
Board members: 8
Full time staff: 10
Part time staff: 7
Phone number: 07999 949261
Address: Basement, 66-68 Warren Street London W1T 5NZView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website