The Archbishop of York Youth Trust was established by Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, in 2009. The Youth Trust is founded on Christian values and is inclusive to all in its ethos and activities. We believe that 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, as displayed in the life of Jesus and people from many faith traditions.
As a charity, we partner with schools, churches and communities to develop opportunities for young people to grow in:
Establishing and maintaining trust and transparency within all work relationships and communications.
Valuing the vital role each person plays in our mission as an interconnected team; respecting one another and building a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Celebrating the stories of changed lives and our positive impact on young people and their communities.
Commitment to a hardworking and professional approach, sharing knowledge and skills across the field.
Open to learning new things, listening attentively, and staying true to our servant-hearted approach to leadership.
Being open minded and willing to think outside of the box, exploring alternative options as well as trying new approaches to achieving our mission.