Action4Youth

We are an established, energetic youth charity who provide positive, often transformational experiences and activities which inspire children and young people.

Our aim is to enable young people of all abilities and disabilities to learn to challenge themselves and work with others – learning what they can achieve rather than what they can’t.

What we do

Everything we do engages the rising generation of our community to work together in helping not only themselves but each other.

It’s about inspiring young people to become Inspiring Young People.

Action4Youth operates an outdoor adventure and learning centre: The Caldecotte Xperience.

We operate The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the National Citizen Service for the area and also represent a membership of youth clubs and organisations throughout the county, giving guidance and support to help their growth and development.

Outcomes: The shared experience of the activities contribute to a range of outcomes for those who take part, delivering self confidence, personal development and esteem, teamwork, leadership, community engagement and ultimately work readiness.

Introducing our fantastic Wheelyboat

Congratulations to Great Linford Primary School, our naming competition winners with their entry ‘The Wheel of Opportunity.’


The Inspiration Programme is designed to broaden the horizons, thinking and experience of young people in our community, to make them aware of how our society works and help them understand what their place in it is and can be.

 

‘Every young person not just the privileged, deserves enrichment opportunities outside the classroom. The Inspiration Programme is an exceptional body which gives young people the opportunity to learn more about themselves and society at large. It inspires their development as confident, interested young people ready to face the opportunities and challenges of adult life. I commend it most warmly’.

Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice Chancellor, University of Buckingham.

Action4Youth’s Big Night Out

John Bercow and Greg Rutherford lead celebrations for our youth and volunteers Action4Youth’s Big Night Out

A fantastic night was had by all at the Action4Youth’s Big Night Out on September 21st at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury, kindly sponsored by NHBC.

The theatre was full to capacity with an audience of young people, volunteers, their families and and host of dignitaries for an amazing evening to recognise their amazing achievements in 2017.

 

We are looking for Trustees

Action4Youth seeks skilled and experienced people committed to improving the life opportunities of young people. Join a dynamic, respected organisation and help it extend its reach, impact and influence. We seek those with financial expertise, legal expertise, business and life skills to strengthen our Board.

Contact Jenifer Cameron, CEO for an informal conversation. Applications are by CV with covering letter to Jenifer.Cameron@action4youth.org by May 20th, please.

Annual Review 2016-2017

Download our Annual Review 2016-2017 here (PDF 9.4mb)

Work for Action4Youth

If you are interested in volunteering or employment opportunities with Action4Youth please contact our HR team at office@action4youth.org

Current vacancies: NCS Seasonal Roles

Contact Action4Youth

You can contact us online using our contact page or

call us on 0300 003 2334 or email office@action4youth.org

5 Smeaton Close, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 8UN

Training dates

Our trainers are qualified and offer an engaging experience. Courses include critical subjects such as Safeguarding, First Aid, Sexual Health Awareness, Working with Young People and Equality and Diversity.

Courses are held regularly at our Aylesbury offices and can also be delivered at your club or other location.

Courses are accredited by Action4Youth.

Upcoming events

NCS Graduate Programme dates
Saturday 5th May 2018: Regional Youth Board meeting 3 in Aylesbury
Saturday 16th June 2018: NCS BBQ Induction event
Tuesday 31st July 2018: Regional Youth Board meeting 4 in Reading

Chiltern 100 Cycling Festival in aid of Action4Youth
Sunday 15th July 2018

Action4Youth Big Night Out 2018
Wednesday 12th September 2018

Action4Youth Conference
Thursday 1st November 2018

Testimonials

Rita

Action4Youth has helped me with my maths and the instructor, Chris, was very friendly. I also made new friends and got exercise.
Hannah

It has helped me become more independent and experience new things I wouldn’t have otherwise.
Rachel

I feel more confident about maths now, and I feel I have improved already.
Robyn

Longrigg has been an unforgettable experience that allowed me to get over some fears and bond with friends more.
Felicity Poulton

VICTA regularly run activity breaks for children and young people who are blind or partially sighted. The Caldecotte Xperience is one of our most frequent venues; in 2016 we used it 6 times for a variety of different events, ranging from one off Family Days to 4 night residentials. We already have at least 4 events booked in for 2017.

– VICTA

Anna Cheetham

We visited The Caldecotte Xperience for the first time this Summer; staying in the wonderful Yurt Village.

We supported a group of 16 young people with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism. We took advantage of many of the fabulous activities on site and were extremely well looked after by the staff team.

The open spaces and wooded areas, within safe boundaries afforded the opportunity for the young people to explore in a safe environment, Accessible facilities onsite were excellent.

The Caldecotte Xperience is a magical place and we will certainly be back!

– Yellow Submarine

Cathy Chan

Extremely impressed with the professionalism of the instructors, their knowledge and support throughout the two days. There were excellent facilities and execution of the activities. The group totally enjoyed their experiences. Thank you! We’ll definitely recommend to others!

– Parker School

Richard Knowles

Superb facilities, instruction and hospitality, our children visibly grew in confidence during our residential visit – a fabulous experience! We shall certainly return.

– Queens Park Academy

Ruth Sylvester

As a school we have around 180 pupils, ranging from 2-19 years, all of which have complex special needs (Severe Autism, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Sensory Impairments, Epilepsy to name but a few). Every one of our children is unique and the experience that they get from visiting The Caldecotte Xperience is second to none.

– The Redway School, Milton Keynes

Our supporters

We are grateful for the support by the following grant funders, businesses and individuals.

There are many ways for businesses and companies to become a charity partner with Action4Youth and get involved in helping young people grow and achieve. For more information contact our Development Director, Nick Lund, on 0300 003 2334 or email nick.lund@action4youth.org

Individually you can support us through a donation of money, your skills or time or by being involved with one of our fundraising events.

 

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