The Archbishop of York Youth Trust was established by Dr John Sentamu, the 97th 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:
Archbishop Sentamu launches the Youth Trust with endorsement from Archbishop Tutu. Fundraising begins!
The first YLA co-ordinator is employed and develops the KS3 and KS4 YLA.
YLA growth continues, Archbishop Sentamu takes Young Leaders to meet Bear Grylls.
By June 2012, 10,000 Young Leaders from 100 schools have completed the YLA.
Following the success of the KS3 and 4 Awards, development begins for the KS2 YLA.
Youth Trust announces over £70k of grants awarded since 2009.
The YLA reaches 200 schools and 20,000 Young Leaders!
Youth Trust announce partnership with Uni of Gloucestershire to lead on YLA research in 2016-17.
The Youth Trust take their first group of young pilgrims to Taizé.
50,000 Young Leaders from 450 schools complete the YLA.
Allchurches partner with the Youth Trust, with a grant of £500k to expand the YLA nationally.
The KS1 YLA launches after the success of the KS2 YLA.
Archbishop Sentamu retires and Archbishop Stephen becomes the 98th Archbishop of York.
The National Younger Leadership Groups are launched in partnership with The Church of England.
It is announced that over 100,000 Young Leaders from 1,000 schools have taken part in the YLA.
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.