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Young Kent

Programmes of study and levels:

Young people take part in a range of activities & workshops all designed to provide them with the skills, qualifications and tailored support they need to achieve their goals and move into a positive next step.

Throughout their time on the programme young people will build a personal portfolio to evidence their skills and knowledge and, most of all, their readiness to take the next step towards a positive future.

Everyone is at a different stage and has different skills when they join us, so we’ll work with you to come up with a plan that is perfect for you.

Our programmes aim to support young people to build their confidence, skills and motivation to enable them to overcome any current barriers they face.

We have a number of programmes, details of which are summarised below. Please select any of the 'find out more' links to see more details about the programme and find out how you or someone you want to refer can take part.

me2 - our me2 programme aims to reduce social isolation for young people with disabilities and/or additional needs.  It does this by pairing each young person with a peer mentor who will support them to access mainstream leisure provision in their area.  Last year 100% of the young people that took part in the programme said that they would recommend it to a friend!  Find out more...

Catalyst is a programme for unemployed young people aged 16-25.  The programme aims to support all young people, regardless of their past, to achieve their potential.  The programme focusses on providing opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills needed to move into a positive outcome of employment or further training as a next step toards a more independent and rewarding future.  Find out more...

How to Save a Life - this programme is aimed at 13-19 year old young people but delivery can be extended to 11-25 year olds.  The programme aims to give those trained the confidence and skills to act in an emergency.  The session covers everything form every day first aid through to emergency life saving skills and all those that successfully complete the sessions receive a certificate.  These sessions are open to any group or organisation that works with young people.  Find out more...

Young Kent Leaders - this programme is aimed at those young people aged 15+ that are coming to the end of their time as participants with our affiliated member youth clubs and groups .  Clubs can refer young people that want to progress to a leadership role to the Kent Young Leaders programme.  Whilst on the programme the young people will work through a variety of youth work related training aimed at giving them the skills and confidence they need to become lead volunteers and role models for younger people.   Find out more...

Job Club - this programme is aimed at unemployed young people aged 18-25.  The programme provides one to one support for young people to give them the help they need to find employment.  Find out more...

Peer to Peer - this is a peer educator training programme for unemployed young people aged 17-25 who want a fun and rewarding way to develop their skills. Find out more...

Young Kent Peer Education Activity Programme - This programme provides youth clubs and other youth facing organisations with Peer Facilitated delivery and engagement sessions for young people.  Find out more...

Age Range:

13-25, ages varies on different courses

Who to contact

Contact Name
Young Kent
01622 351150

About Young Kent
We support young people across Kent & Medway to do more, see more and achieve more.
The core aim of our work is to ensure that every young person, regardless of their background or other barriers; has the opportunity to unlock the talent within them, realise their true potential and have the brightest possible future.

Where to go

Young Kent
Hedley Street
ME14 5AD

When is it on?

Session Information
6 week programme

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