Coming to a street near you
Based in the “Hut” (just off Ladbroke Grove), YAA works across North Kensington, delivering street-based, targeted group work and projects for young people. We believe in empowering young people to challenge the social economic and political marginalisation that they may face.
Our aim is to combat social exclusion by developing the knowledge, self-esteem, and confidence of young people and their communities in order for them to move from dependence to interdependence. We do this by building trusting and empathetic relationships with young people, utilising an appreciative inquiry approach that builds on young people’s strengths, rather than categorising them according to their deficits.
Over the past year, our activities have included outreach and detached street work sessions on estates, and in youth hotspots around North Kensington and targeted project work including a Grenfell Girl’s group that meets weekly at the Curve, Travellers girls and boys group work at KAA, twice-weekly football coaching at the Westway and the provision of a safe space drop-in. We work in partnership with other local providers to provide a young mum’s group, drug cessation project, and a disability project.
Youth Action Alliance supports the personal and social development (their values, beliefs, ideas and skills) of the young people living in North Kensington, enabling them to increase their resilience and skills in the present, and promote their ambitions for the future.LEARN ABOUT OUR OBJECTIVES or send us a note