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ABOUT US

Want to know more about Young Urban Arts Foundation?

Young Urban Art Foundation's mission is to empower the lives of young people by strengthening mental well-being through creativity, ensuring every young person is seen, heard & celebrated.

During our first 10 years, we have helped over 18,000 young people and are known for delivering both empowering and creative outreach workshops in hard-to-reach areas where young people are at high-risk of child exploitation, being a victim of crime or those who do not have access to opportunities.

Our charities' programs are designed around prevention and built to drive creativity, such as our multimedia bus workshops, which we take into communities, as a safe and exciting space to inspire and build their confidence. We also take our facilitators to schools, community centres and youth hubs. Working with partners, we provide young people with opportunities to gain further training or work experience, allowing them to build a long-term rapport and support system.

We are supported by a variety of partners including Sony Music, PRS & Inner City who have helped us deliver music programs across London.  We have also achieved London Youth Silver Quality Mark certified by City & Guilds.

 

To find out how you can work with us email info@yuaf.org.uk 

 

MISSION

To empower the lives of young people by strengthening well-being through creativity and culture

COMMUNITY

 

YUAF share values starting with care, respect, integrity, kindness and maintaining a heart connection between people. These values are interwoven between our

beneficiaries, community partners, delivery & management team and our young creatives - they are the source of our work.

VISION

By 2025, we aim to empower 10,000 young people per year to having every young person is seen, heard and celebrated

CARE

 

YUAF is inclusive and equal to all and care about the personal and educational development of our youth community, going the extra mile to enable progression.

COLLABORATION

 

YUAF build an effective, lasting relationship in key areas of local communities and deliver positive outcomes for youth communities

EMPOWERMENT

 

YUAF encourage young people to take charge of their lives and provide resources to transform their beliefs that bring behavioural change, values & attitudes

CREATIVITY

 

YUAF was born from passion of music and the arts used as a tool for self-expression and empowerment. YUAF believe  that we are all inherently creative and you do not need to be an artists or musician to create

INSPIRATION

 

YUAF pride ourselves in offering valuable experiences to uplift and motivate

MEET THE TEAM

KERRY O’BRIEN

CEO & FOUNDER

ELLA HOBBIS

SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE

WAYNE

TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT

BRITTANY RUSSELL

FREELANCE DESIGNER

NATASHA GUTHRIE

PARTNERSHIPS & MARKETING

MANAGER

CALLUM ROSS

PATHWAYS PARTNER

JESSICA ORTIZ

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

MANAGER

DEBBIE MASON

LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

 

Our Young Future Creatives

Youth Leadership is of paramount importance and runs through EVERY strand of our organisation so we formed our YFC: a group of

young people who have been part of our programmes and now give  their input to the development of Young Urban Arts Foundation.

One of our Youth Trustees, Adam Gill , chairs the group who review our programmes and highlight what topics are impacting the youth community.  Adam also works to secure funding for YUAF youth-led projects.

OUR TRUSTEES

ANNA McLAREN

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GEMMA BOORE

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 SAM NANKIVELL

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ADAM GILL

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REJU SHARMA

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RYAN SHEPPARD

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LARISSA HOWELLS

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Internships and Youth Volunteering

Our office welcomes volunteers all year round and work with Richmond American University and Big Creative Education offering internships to 16 - 18 year olds. Join us and apply your skill set to our hard working team - if you’re aged 18 - 25 contact us here info@yuaf.org.uk

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OUR FACILITATIORS

DARREN BURKE

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LEADER IN CHARGE

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SHAUNA O'BRIEN

MC ANGEL

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LYRICS / RAP / STTB

MIKE WORDLEY

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PRODUCTION 

ALESSIA PIERAMANI

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SINGING

SINGING / MUSIC

MARIN FARINO

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BUS DRIVER

KANESHA MARKLAND

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LEADER IN CHARGE

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STEPHANIE TURNER

SONORITY

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LYRICS / RAP / SINGING / ARTS / STTB

MISTER LEES

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PRODUCTION

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SINGING

SINGING / MUSIC

LEADER IN CHARGE

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LYRICS / RAP 

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 DJ

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LYRICS / SINGING

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LEADER IN CHARGE

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ZIKKO ARCHER

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LYRICS / RAP

PIXI

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ART

BENNY SILVER

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LYRICS

CALLUM

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PC

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SHUMBA

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LYRICS / RAP

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LYRICS / RAP

IMRAN KHAN

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COMBINATION

NAYA

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PC

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LESA POWELL

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PRODUCTION / DJ

COLIN SMITH

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PRODUCTION 

HOLLY COYNE

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BUS DRIVER

 

OUR PARTNERS

 

OUR FUNDERS