Free activities every day on Ykids Online
We have launched a brand new website with resources, craft, activities and blogs for kids, youth and families to engage with whilst at home. We’ll be updating it withbrand new content every day.
Head over there now!
As you know, we are committed to supporting children, young people and their families. We were ready to start groups in-person this week for the first time since March… But after the government announced the national lockdown starting this Thursday 5th November, we will be moving all our current groups online using Zoom and adding to our Ykids Online activities.
Your group leader will be in touch with you with the zoom details for your group and we promise they’ll be loads of fun!
(Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any help getting online, or if you have any questions.)
We are always here for you, and we are excited to be delivering our programs to you – even if it’s not how we expected!
Love from the Ykids Team
Our Vision & Mission
To equip children and young people to become world changers.
To build emotional resilience and equip young people with life skills.
To encourage children and young people to be agents of change in their community.
To enable our community, its families and institutions to make change and be changed.
We believe in enabling children to become the best that they can be, develop emotional resilience and reach their full potential. We encourage youth leadership, volunteering, skills development and dreaming dreams. Our vision is for a world where children feel safe, loved and lead happy, productive lives, making a positive impact in their own lives and in the lives of others.
Ykids works to make change and be change. We have an holistic approach where children come first, are consulted and encouraged to help shape our delivery. We see young people for their potential and all that they can become, valuing their gifts and creativity whatever challenges they face.
Young people at the centre:
Always at the heart of what we do.
Assets not issues:
Valuing everyone for what they bring and not the
challenges they face.
Committing for the long haul, to people, places and transformation.
Working with others and building friendships.
Constantly seeking ways we can improve and make new discoveries.
Dream big dreams.
To be the best we can be.
Life is for living and enjoying.
In yourself, in others, in God.
Our 8 Areas of Work
Ykids works in 8 key areas to offer as many opportunities for children, young people and their families to engage with us and commit to them
long term, measuring participation in years rather than weeks.
Youth & Children
We offer multiple regular groups aimed at children 5 -17 yrs focused on wellbeing, mentoring, citizenship, belonging, skills development and fun. Includes one off events and activities, short and long term programmes.
Ykids seeks to become a more self sustaining charity. We run Kingsley and Co, a children’s bookshop and literacy project aimed to excite children about literacy and have had other projects employing and training young people.
We offer support and promote family cohesion, through family projects, peer mentoring and training, 121 support and practical help such as court and hospital visits, food and crisis intervention.
We usually host an annual community project once a year, in the past we’ve done fun days, street play, garden clear ups, mural painting and more. We deliver social action projects and largescale events involving multiple partners and the wider community e.g. the ‘Believe Awards’, the Bootle Games.
We work in primary and secondary schools to deliver assemblies, self-esteem programmes and extracurricular activities, building relationships, mentoring and offering curriculum enhancing projects eg: Bootle Children’s Literary Festival.
Ykids has a Christian ethos and therefore some of our work is with local (and some not so local) churches. Our Christian work is distinct from our community work and has different aims. We work in partnership with churches to deliver training, events and activities to promote effective outreach in deprived communities