At Youth First we believe the relationships youth workers have with young people and the opportunities we provide are the key to helping young people enjoy their youth and develop the skills to ensure a positive future - for themselves and their communities.

Founded in 2016, Youth First spun out of Lewisham Council with the aim to sustain and grow youth work. We provide youth work to thousands of young people a year, with many of those seen on a regular basis.

Our “open door” provision allows for early intervention and is further supported by a street-based team and a number of other projects funded by our generous partners.

Put simply, we’re about putting Lewisham’s youth first.