My colleagues and I have been developing South Bristol Youth since 2011 and I am hugely privileged to have seen it grow from a small charity, working with schools in South Bristol to one working with 27 schools and four colleges across Bristol.

South Bristol Youth is at an exciting time in its life, expanding its programmes and now working with over 2,500 young people aged 11-18. Its programmes are a real force for change, giving young people the skills, knowledge and confidence to reach their potential in life. Our staff are always amazed at the positive difference these programmes make to the young people over the academic year, how their confidence is boosted, enabling them to step into new and unknown experiences and to enjoy them.

The values of this remarkable organisation are embraced by our dedicated and committed staff, as well as our partner organisations who loyally support us in providing high quality and exciting activities. It is these activities that help our young people to flourish, helping them to express their thoughts and ideas clearly, giving them ownership of their city and helping them to develop into curious, conscientious and optimistic young people well-prepared for their future.

With our amazing staff, schools, universities, families and supporters, I look forward to working and partnering with the wider Bristol community and beyond, to expand, strengthen and grow South Bristol Youth and continue to see the difference it makes.

Camilla Chandler-Mant
Chief Executive