People talk about their experiences at Raise the Youth Foundation.

Completed my youth work qualification

My Raise the Youth journey began when myself and a group of old youth club friends came together to try to rebuild the fallen youth services that had become practically non-existent in our area because of targeted youth having issues with behaviour. The closure of the youth club had a massive impact on our local community. The CEO of Raise the Youth, along with Ian Hepplewhite and the specialist team, supported myself and my team to complete a youth work qualification and other training. Because of the specialist training support, love and energy that was given to myself I went on to be offered a full time job working at Raise the Youth enabling me to have a complete career change doing a job that is very rewarding. Thank you so much. Kelly Ellis.


Raise the Youth has helped with my confidence through talking to people and making new freinds my confindence has grown massively from days out to making stuff and baking at the girls group they always checking I’m okay. YP, female, aged 11.

Kept me out of trouble

Raise the Youth has kept me out of trouble and given us lots to do and kept our mind occupied with the fun activity’s youth club and trips out always checking if we are okay when out in the community and keeping us out of mishchief. Thank you. YP, male, aged 18