What we do
Our mission is to deliver high-quality recreation activities and skills training to young people in West London, to help them fulfil their potential and boost their long-term outcomes.
The Avenues team of youth professionals provides a safe, caring, youth-led space in a disadvantaged inner-city area, where young people can learn, develop and build towards a brighter future.
Our after-school and holiday programmes are free to access, open to all, and take place in our purpose-built youth centre in North Westminster. Activities encompass sport, healthy cooking, music, art, dance, radio, skills development and career pathways. Delivered by our experienced team, the work is child-centred and promotes enjoyment, collaboration and individually tailored support towards personal development.
Young people are encouraged to become volunteers, participate in social action, and to use their voices to share their ideas, opinions and needs, which in turn helps us shape the youth programmes.
We are committed to the highest quality of youth work and we hold the Gold Level London Youth Quality Mark. This is the badge of excellence for our sector, a quality assurance programme co-delivered with UK Youth and recognised by City and Guilds, local authorities and funders.
Whether you work at The Avenues or attend as a young person, we all live by one set of values. Our five values are our guiding principles that help us choose between right and wrong ways of working, and they guide important decisions. They are what people say about us, and what we want people to say about us.
- Safe and compassionate
- Positive and joyful
- Committed to community