A little about us
Youth Central is an exciting collaborative project between voluntary sector organisations and Kirklees Council.
Youth Central is an innovative digital space where you can interact safely with youth workers and other young people whilst on the go, wherever you are!
Youth Central is designed for you to have instant access to a range of activities, opportunities and guidance all under one roof. The platform features a weekly schedule of cool live and recorded sessions created and delivered by local people.
Our instant text service ‘Speak to a Youth Worker’ is here to listen, signpost and give you ideas on things to do. If you feel you require additional 1-2-1 support, make a referral to our youth coaching service.
If you just want ideas on things to do whilst in lockdown, some entertainment, information or new opportunities…...here is the place!
Youth Central is currently live but in the pilot phase, content is available and will increase as it is created; however the development team are very keen to involve you from the beginning and throughout, so please send any thoughts or suggestions to [email protected].
If you are an organisation in Kirklees and would like to get involved, please get in touch!
Partners & contributors
Conscious Youth CIC is an award-winning youth-led social enterprise based in Kirklees. The organisation was established in 2016 and has worked with over 900 young people across Kirklees. Our work challenges inequalities by creating opportunities for young people to influence change and make a positive difference in their communities. Our initiatives and events include; Conscious Kidz, Conscious Girls, Empower Yourself, Unified Youth Fest, Voices2Action and Stepping up and Stepping out.
Youth Central is developed and managed by Conscious Youth CIC.
Kirklees Council provides a number of skilled teams to support and deliver opportunities for young people. With our partners, we provide positive places to go, a variety of things to do to develop talent and broaden experiences and raise your ambitions, and someone to talk to –new and old friends & trustworthy adults.
Yorkshire Sport Foundation is an Active Partnership, a Lottery funded charity, supporting organisations across the nine districts of South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.
Kirklees College is a large, successful, further education college is committed to serving the local communities and business throughout the Kirklees region. The college boasts nine bespoke centres, from two main centres based in Dewsbury and Huddersfield, to specific learning centres in art, animal care, construction, engineering, media and performing arts as well as a state of the art centre for process manufacturing.
Kirklees College welcomes all students who want to learn. The College has a common set of key values for both students and staff that are at the heart of everything we do. The values define who we are, how we behave and interact with each other making Kirklees College a vibrant, inclusive, educational experience.
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C&K Careers work with young people from all areas of Kirklees, you might have seen our Careers Advisers in school, college or one of our centres. Their Advisers can help you to understand what you can do, make decisions about your future including things like what options to take, whether to go on to college or an apprenticeship, what you can do to get ready for the world of work and support you to reach your goals.
KIRKLEES YOUTH ALLIANCE
Kirklees Youth Alliance is an organisation that helps small community youth organisations develop their youth groups, youth clubs, social action projects etc. For our network of >120 organisations, we organise training, share youth work news, promote funding opportunities and run network meetings.
KYA is the “voice” of these community groups, making sure Kirklees Council knows their opinion about any developing youth services’ proposals.
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