OUR WORK

Supporting our work impacts young lives.  By funding our programmes, you will make a difference to the youth community.  

With your help, we can impact more young lives - take a look below to find out more

 

OUTREACH

Through Creativity in Communities, our single-decker Outreach Media Bus coverts into a multi-media studio, providing an exciting space that inspires young people to build their confidence, skills, healthy relationships and communities while providing access to positive role models and expanding their aspirations. 

"Since the bus came to my estate, so many opportunities have opened up for me and now I realise that anything is possible for me to do.’ - TJ, 16, Hackney."

"Our team go directly to where young people live"

Our programmes extend to Detached Youth Work which provide a creative space for young people to explore art, music and outdoor activities.  Our team go directly to where young people live, on estates, on the streets and in schools to start the journey to support their mental well-being. We help them make positive life choices by identifying their needs and matching them with opportunities within our network.

Download our Media Pack here

Image: Inner City remixed their iconic track 'Good Life' with Young People in Hackney on the YUAF media bus. Check out here our workshop with Inner City here

WE ENGAGE AND TEACH

• MUSIC PRODUCTION

• LYRICAL WRITING (Rap / Spoken word)

• SONG-WRITING

• DJ SKILLS

• VOCAL RECORDING

ENGAGE & TEACH

Image: Adam performing a track he wrote at a music production workshop. 

 

EMPOWERMENT

We deliver a range of Empowerment workshops, programmes and talks with our influencer ambassadors in schools and youth organisations.  The focus draws on the creative arts to improve mental well-being, providing them with new ways of learning  and how to release unexpressed emotions to become more resilient. 

Our programmes include YUAF Empowers and Mind Over Matter, both of which were created in partnership with our young people. We invite speakers from the creative industries to share their experiences and the tools they have developed to be resilient.

 

Awesome Coaching takes empowerment one step further by providing young people with one-to-one mentoring to help them see their awesomeness and provide support for their growth and talent

We deliver a range of empowerment workshops....inviting influential speakers from the creative sector to share their experiences.....

Image: Young people in Hackney deep in the mix on the YUAF bus. 

AMPLIFIED

Our online workshops unite our youth...

Our Amplified online programme allows us to engage with young people and offer them a way to feel connected and express their feelings and emotions in an artistic way.  The Thrive & Connect creative workshops include: Singing, Rap, Lyric writing, Drama and Poetry.  These workshops have proven to introduce and improve youth artistry and created a sense of community, increased resilience and hope for the future.  

YUAF Masterclass and Open Mic Nights allow young people to continue developing their talent and confidence as well as gain insight and advice from music industry professionals and artists.  We celebrate their talent in all of our courses and our showcase event: YUAF Performs

...improve youth artistry and create a sense of community...

 

Image: The YUAF multimedia bus. This single decker bus doubles up as a fully functional recording studio, where aspiring musicians/producers/artists can learn new skills when we visit their community. 

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

Our goal is to create meaningful and lasting partnerships with companies that have a desire to enhance the lives of young people.

Partnering with YUAF means that you will have a positive impact on the life and mental well-being of a young person. 

As a grass-roots charity, we are focused on reaching young people where they live, on estates, on the streets and in schools to deliver creative workshops and well-being programs. 

We offer many opportunities to partner with us in helping them gain confidence, build resilience and develop a greater sense of self. Contact jess@yuaf.org.uk for more information.

 

Download our Media Pack here

We engage and teach: Music Production, Lyric writing (Rap & Spoken word), Song writing, DJ Skills and Vocal performance

President of Columbia Records UK, Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, gives Young People their certificate of completion for their participation in YUAF's six week summer programme.

WELL-BEING IN THE WORKPLACE

Bring YUAF into your organization...

...and enhance your team’s communication, leadership skills and empathy through co-curated experiential learning and team building activities such as beatboxing, lyric writing, DJ-ing and music production.

Number one hit maker TSB Boy (produced Giggs, J Hus and Dave), dropped by and took a session in music production with aspiring artists. Check out the session here

CHARITY OF CHOICE

Make YUAF your Charity of Choice and support us all year round.

As a YUAF partner, your generosity will enable us build programmes and workshops for young people that will continue to strengthen their resilience and improve their well-being.

The YUAF Summer Tour with Sony Music UK - Artist and producer, Remedee (centre), dropped by to deliver a production workshop on the bus.

Partnering with YUAF means that we will collaborate with you and your employees to ensure our partnership promotes a sense of pride, ownership and connection within your organization.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

There are several opportunities for your employees to engage with YUAF.  Organize and promote an employee-led activity to benefit our workshops which will directly impact the lives of young people. 

Remedee's session in full swing! 

PATHWAYS PROGRAM

Participate in our Pathways Program to provide mentoring or internships to one of our young people.

We know that corporate partnerships have a transformative impact on the communities we work with across Greater London.  Professional guidance for a young person can be life changing, not only for them, but for your employees as well.

CONTACT THE TEAM

To contact our Partnerships & Fundraising team,

drop an email to jess@yuaf.org.uk

HOW DO WE FUNDRAISE?

Fundraising is the biggest challenge for all charities and because we teach young people how to be resilient, so we must practice what we teach. We are committed to diversifying our income streams to adjust to the ever-changing voluntary sector landscape so we never let our young people down.

In addition to raising funds through grants, housing associations, trusts and foundations, we work with generous and dedicated partners and brands to co-create fundraising events that generate funds and to create a space to celebrate our young talent. You can download our accounts from charity commission to see where we raise funds and most importantly, how we spend it!

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