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ABOUT US

Young Urban Art Foundation's mission to empower the lives

of young people by strengthening well-being and building opportunities, through creativity and culture, ensuring that

they are seen, heard and celebrated.

Within 12 years, we have helped over 19,000 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 youth charity's programmes 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 Gold Quality Mark certified by City & Guilds.

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

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MISSION

VISION

COLLAB

CREATIVITY

To empower the lives of young people by strengthening

well-being and building opportunities, through creativity and culture

By 2025, we aim to empower 3,000, ensuring every young person seen, heard and celebrated

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

Born from passion for music and the arts, used to express and empower, YUAF believes that we're all creative and you don't need to be an artist or musician to create

COMMUNITY

CARE

EMPOWER

INSPIRE

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.

YUAF is inclusive and equal to all and care about the personal and educational development of our youth community, we go the extra mile to provide youth emotional support which further enables progression.

YUAF encourage young people to take charge of their lives and provide resources to increase their confidence, bringing behavioural change, values & attitudes

YUAF pride ourselves in offering valuable experiences to uplift and motivate, youth development programmes and targeted youth support

KERRY
O'BRIEN

CEO & Founder

MEET THE TEAM

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KERRY
O'BRIEN

CEO & Founder

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Partnerships & Marketing Manager

NATASHA
GUTHRIE

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WAYNE
GEORGE

Technical Development

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In-house Graphic Designer

BRITTANY
RUSSELL

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ELLA
HOBBIS

Digital Manager

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JESSICA
ORTIZ

Partnerships & Fundraising Manager

MEET THE TEAM

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RIA
AMOUR

Project Coordinator & Administrator

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DANIELLA
DE LOS RIOS

Pathways Coordinator

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LAURIE
CHARLESWORTH

YUAF Futures Coordinator

SAM

NANKIVELL

REJU

SHARMA

LARISSA

HOWELLS

LYDIA

EMANUEL

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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

INTERNSHIPS &

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 FACILITATORS

DARREN

BURKE

KANESHA MARKLAND

DEE 

HIBBERT

Leader in Charge

Leader in Charge

Leader in Charge

JULIUS

JASON

Leader in Charge

Leader in Charge

Bus Driver

Bus Driver

 SHAUNA 

O'BRIEN

STEPHANIE TURNER

Lyrics/Rap/STTB

Lyrics/Rap/Singing/Art/STTB

Lyrics/Rap

Singing/Music

SHAY D

Lyrics/Rap

Lyrics/Singing

Art

Production

Singing/Music

MIRI

KATIE TABERER

DJ

 

OUR PARTNERS

OUR FUNDERS