Youth Trust Team Expands to South

03/10/2019

4 new regional schools workers standing together outside with a church building behind them

The Archbishop of York Youth Trust are thrilled to announce the appointment of four new Regional Schools Workers to the Youth Trust team.  

These appointments are a strategic part of the national expansion of the Youth Trust, following a grant from the Allchurches Trust to develop the work of the Young Leaders Award across the country.

The Regional Schools Workers will focus on connecting with the schools, diocese and communities within their regions to inspire schools with the impact of the Young Leaders Award.

The Youth Trust believes that young people have the power to change the world and are passionate about empowering Young Leaders to transform society and to inspire others to do the same.

The Young Leaders Award (YLA), is a fully resourced leadership and character education programme designed to be delivered by teaching staff within the classroom. Available at KS1 through to Post 16, it has strong links to SMSC, British Values, PSHE, Character Education, Citizenship, RE and SIAMS.  

The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu said:

“I am very glad with the progress that the Archbishop’s Youth Trust is making in empowering more young people to make a difference in their communities. I am always inspired by the young people taking part in the Young Leaders Award. I have seen leadership and positive character attributes of many young people when I visit schools. The new appointments to the Youth Trust team is excellent news, and I look forward to see these Regional Workers taking the Young Leaders Award into many more schools.”

Nick Watson, COO of the Youth Trust said:

“It was wonderful to see our four new Regional Schools Workers start this week. These appointments allow us to offer the Young Leaders Award across the country, inspiring young people to grow in character and flourish in school, their communities and life.”