Youth First

We provide youth work to over 11,000 young people, delivered by over 50 directly employed staff working from 5 adventure playgrounds and 5 youth centres. Alongside our direct delivery we aim to be an umbrella for youth provision across Lewisham and to this end fund and partner with a range of other organisations who share our values and aspirations in a variety of ways.

We provide Lewisham’s Young people a universal open door youth offer of:

  • Safe places to go
  • Fun things to do and learn
  • Help, support and early intervention from professional and passionate youth workers

Put simply, our vision puts Lewisham’s youth first.

Our Vision

At Youth first our vision is to create a sustainable organisation owned and run by professional and fulfilled youth workers and the young people they work with.

We exist to provide safe, inspiring and exciting experiences which can educate and empower young people.

We believe that all young people have the right to have fun, socialise, take risks, explore and grow into their own identities so they develop the life skills and resilience required to lead happy, healthy and successful lives.