We support vulnerable young people living in Medway into or maintain their learning and employment. We work with over 30 partners including employers, schools, academies, Mid Kent College, secure estate and other charities. We have a large centre in Chatham and provide services in libraries across Medway.
For more information please click here: YES Medway
Medway Youth Trust are proud to have recently become a Licenced Organisation for Duke of Edinburgh. We will be supporting young people to achieve their Bronze, Silver or Gold awards though our enthusiastic team of trained leaders. Please click here for more information and how to sign up to do the award with Medway Youth Trust Duke of Edinburgh
We support vulnerable young people living in East Sussex into or maintain their learning and employment. We work with over partners such as JobCentre Plus, Youth Offending Team, Care Leaver Team, Further Education Colleges and training providers. We have young people’s centres in Hastings and Eastbourne. Find out more about our services.
TrustCareers is our service for schools, academies and colleges to bring high quality impartial careers information, advice and guidance to students. We have a comprehensive prospectus of 1:1 and group programmes to choose what best meets the needs of students. We currently work in schools and academies across Kent, Medway and East Sussex. Please see the TrustCareers website for further information regarding the services we offer www.trustcareers.co.uk
In Medway and Lewes in East Sussex we deliver the ‘NCS’ each Spring, Summer and Autumn. This is a life changing team experience for 16-17 year olds that includes residentials away from home, then designing, fundraising and delivering a community social action project. NCS participants graduate in a formal celebration event. For more information please click here National Citizen Service
New Horizons is a three year international social action programme created and run by Medway Youth Trust which will raise the aspirations and prospects of young people in Medway. Each year the New Horizons programme supports its participants through a series of workshops and a 3 night activity residential (U.K) to prepare them to take part in a three week intensive volunteering programme in a developing country. For more information please click here New Horizons.
Princes Trust Team programme is a study programme for 16-18 year olds in Medway. Though a partnership with the Princes Trust and Mid Kent College we provide this 12 week full-time programme for 16-19 year olds who are out of work. The participants experience a team building residential, have work experience, organise and deliver a social action project, study Maths and English and gain a recognised qualification. For more information please click here Prince's Trust study programme
The Medway Programme is a 15 week programme for unemployed 16-18 year olds in Medway designed to build confidence, motivation and skills to get them back in to EET. Participants can achieve is NOCN Level 1 Certificate in skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development (QCF) including the opportunity to improve Maths and English.
For more information click here: Medway Programme
The Young Carers Service offers support to under 18s who regularly help to look after a family or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. Medway Youth Trust can offer one-to-one sessions, group works, family support and rest bite activities to help Young Carers feel they have people to go to that understand them and make friends with other Young Carers.
For more information and how to refer please click here Young Carers
As a young persons charity Youth Participation is very important to the heart of Medway Youth Trust. We involve Young People when appointing new staff, in how to improve the charity, organising events in the community and much more. We have active youth forums in both Medway and East Sussex. To find out more and for ways to get involved please click here Youth participation or for information on the youth forum in particular please click here Youth forum
We provide small grants to support the education development and achievement of looked after children and care leavers in Medway. These are additional sums and intentionally not to replace statutory funds.
We are working with East Sussex County Council to ensure young people in Lewes, Eastbourne and Wealden are supported to take advantage of apprenticeships.
Routes to Work (16-18) is a fund available to young people who are starting an apprenticeship or job with training to pay for their first months travel to and from work before their first pay check.
Access to East Sussex County Council Work Experience placements (16-18). To help young people gain valuable work experience we are able to provide travel and lunch costs for young people that are not in education, employment or training and are supported by YES, Youth Offending Team and/or Leaving Care.