Youth Engagement Solutions Ltd (YES) is a charity based in North West London, formed in the summer of 2015, after previously existing as a project within a parent charity.
YES work across London from our main office in the London Borough of Brent, and aim to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people across the capital. YES work with service users aged 10-30, providing: employment, enterprise, education, mentoring, health & wellbeing, physical activities and football provision for adult service users; whilst positively engaging school age children through football coaching, enrichment programmes and intervention, sport and educational workshops.
YES work independently, or in partnership with public, private and other third/voluntary sector organisations, and will always consider projects encompassing shared values, funding, outcomes and effectiveness. YES are happy to take the lead or provide individual aspects of provision for other organisations as required.
Recent successes have included hitting a DWP employment contract job outcome target 3 months early, a London academy (high school) deciding to increase their number of CWFC managed teams from 3 to 5 after positive first seasons, the completion of our first enrichment programme within a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) and Cricklewood Wanderers FC reaching the second round of the FA Vase in 2015.
YES has engaged with over 200 young people in the first year, and helped to find permanent jobs for over 40 people, with many more going into education, training or temporary employment.
Please continue below to learn more about our aims and objectives.
- Increasing youth access to employment through support, training and education.
- Promoting and supporting the health and wellbeing of young people, both physical and mental.
- Reducing offending, re-offending and antisocial behaviour by instilling positive values and promoting community harmony.
- Providing opportunities for young people to positively affect their surrounding environment through work experience, projects and education.
- Challenging young people’s attitudes and the stigma attached to accepting help.
- Developing Cricklewood Wanderers Football Club through the English Football League System or “Football Pyramid”.
- Employment and skills provision, including job brokerage, workshops, CV creation/tailoring and 1:1 job search and application support.
- Cricklewood Wanderers Football Club, all associated services from playing to administration to youth coaching.
- Learning Activities including sports training and coaching badges, foundation skills guidance and after school tuition.
- Prevention and educational activities regarding drug abuse, gun and knife crime and offence disclosure.
- Health and well-being guidance, including physical and mental health, the benefits of physical activity, healthy eating and responsible internet use.
- Volunteering programmes, such as career guidance, work experience and volunteering placements with targeted outcomes for the volunteer as well as the organisation.