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Boost For Kids Charity In North Yorkshire

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11:30am 9th July 2013

The children and young people’s charity North Yorkshire Youth has been awarded a £480,000 contract to support community-based youth initiatives in the county.

The contract, which runs until 2015, has been awarded by North Yorkshire County Council’s Youth Support Service, and will enable the Thirsk-based charity to provide assistance across the county to volunteers running projects for 11-19 year olds. The age-range is extended to 25 for groups supporting young people with learning difficulties or disabilities.

In addition to working with volunteer-led youth clubs, North Yorkshire Youth will also set up a network of adult volunteers to provide one-to-one support for local 16-19 year olds referred by the County Council’s Targeted Youth Support staff.

Speaking of the new contract, North Yorkshire Youth Chief Executive, David Sharp, said: “We’re thrilled that this work continues to get the recognition it deserves as an integral part of the Children and Young People’s Service in North Yorkshire. This contract enables us to work with more than 250 adult volunteers from all over North Yorkshire every year, enabling them to run youth clubs and projects that are attended by over 5,500 young people annually. The establishment of the new North Yorkshire Buddy Network is an opportunity to further extend help at a local level for young people in real need of additional guidance.”

Anyone interested in volunteering with young people in North Yorkshire can contact North Yorkshire Youth on 01845 522 145 or visit www.nyy.org.uk

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