Oxfordshire Youth

About

With a history spanning over 70 years, Oxfordshire Youth is the leading youth organisation for the youth sector in Oxfordshire.

Young people need access to safe spaces and trusting relationships, where they can be themselves, make friends, develop new skills and make positive changes to their lives and their communities.

Throughout history, youth organisations have provided vital opportunities for young people to express themselves freely, build confidence, strengthen their talents, develop new skills and raise aspirations.

Our vision is for all young people to be empowered, feel respected and know that they are valued. We achieve this with, and through our local network of youth sector organisations, brought together through our merger with Oxfordshire Children’s Voluntary Youth Service (OCVYS), together reaching over 26,000 young people.

We believe that informal education, youth work & non-formal learning is essential to improving young people’s quality of life.

Young people are at the heart of what we do. Our Youth Committee VOICE, a network of young people from our member organisations, informs and guides our work.

We are committed to helping Young people fulfil their potential and provide a youth leadership programme.

Team Members

Magda Charlton

Research and Impact Manager

Orla Knox-Macaulay

DBS and Trusts Administrator

Content

This is home

Who cares for care leavers at Christmas?   Who is in that sleeping bag you just stepped over to carry on Christmas shopping? Chances are it’s a care leaver. The stark reality of ‘looked after’ children in this country is that 10,000 of them leave care every year, and one in four is homeless by […]

A Celebration of Oxfordshire Youth

Oxfordshire Youth is delighted to invite you to this event, taking place at The Orangery in Blenheim Palace, on the 30th of November.  (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-celebration-of-oxfordshire-youth-tickets-188291473867) It will be a fantastic opportunity to network, meet people who are involved in the youth sector, to be inspired by the incredible resilience of young people, and to hear from […]

Three Peaks Virtual Challenge!

Is your workplace looking for an active team challenge? Are you hoping to be more active over the summer months? Oxfordshire Youth is launching the Virtual Three Peaks challenge today! Challenge yourself to walk/run/swim/cycle the length of the Three Peaks – the beauty of this is that you can complete it from wherever you like, […]