Empowering a
of young people to
transform society
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The Archbishop of York Youth Trust exists to see a generation of young people empowered to transform society. Through working in partnership with schools, churches and communities, we develop opportunities for young people to grow in leadership, faith and character.

Young Leaders Award

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

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YLA (Young Leaders Award)
Youth Trust

Youth Trust

We believe every young person is unique, of great worth, and has the potential to change our communities for the better. We exist to empower young people to serve their generation, putting the needs of others before themselves.

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Impact of the YLA
KS4/ 16+

Impact of the YLA

June 10, 2022

We visited Essa Academy to find out what impact the Young Leaders Award was having on the students and teachers.

Charity Football Fundraiser

Charity Football Fundraiser

June 6, 2022

Each year members of Dundee Utd Supporters AFC meet in York to compete against PVC Utrecht FC in a fantastic charity football tournament between these two friendly rivals.

Thank You Day 2022

Thank You Day 2022

June 3, 2022

This Year, National Thank You Day encourages everyone within the UK, to join together to be thankful for one another, and raise a glass to the Queen for her 70 years of remarkable service to our coun

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