Alex, age 14
The Youth Adventure Trust has changed my life in so many different ways. I went from a shy immature kid to a brave, caring and kind young man
We work with young people aged 11 to 16 years old from Wiltshire and Swindon. Our outdoor activity based Youth Adventure Programme gives young people the opportunity to build resilience, challenge themselves, learn to go beyond their own expectations, develop social and life skills, and grow in confidence. The programme lasts for two years, and is also ASDAN accredited; young people receive an ASDAN credit for each camp they attend.
Our Mentoring Scheme helps those young people identified as in need of some further support at the end of the main programme. Volunteer mentors work with young people for up to a year after the main programme finishes to help them continue building their resilience, confidence and life skills.
We also have a Bursary Scheme which is open to all those who have completed the main programme to help their next steps into further activities. They can apply for support towards kit and equipment, travel or club membership for two years after they complete the Youth Adventure Programme.
We aim to make a lasting improvement to the lives of all the young people we work with.
The Youth Adventure Trust gives young people such an amazing array of experiences. They develop skills in team building, empathy and resilience, and enhance their self confidence. Skills that will help them deal better with the challenges they face in their day-to-to-day lives. All young people should get a chance to do something half as rewarding as thisEugene Spiers, Assistant Headteacher, Wiltshire