Youth Opportunities

Programmes For The Next Generation


We are passionate about creating opportunities for Dorset's Young People.

The world can be a daunting place when approaching the end of secondary education; we have therefore set up, and implemented, a number of programmes to support, train and give experience to the next generation. Together we can improve confidence and create real change.



UK YEAR OF SERVICE

A 9-month employment programme from November 2021 to August 2022

We ran this initiative alongside NCS and offered paid, meaningful employment helping young people aged between 18-24 to engage in community work and make a positive impact in society- whilst also helping young people get world and work ready.

It was a success from the get-go, with DYA recruiting 15 young people across Dorset and supporting a further 10 in other areas throughout the south. The success continued with 76% of those recruited going on to further employment or education.

Download UKYOS Report here

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If you are interested in finding out more about our programmes, please Contact Us.

Other opportunities can also be found on our 'Young Person's Homepage' or at your local youth club, ACTIVE DORSET, DORSET MIND or THE VOLUNTEER CENTRE DORSET - check them out!