1925: Ambition begins life as the National Association of Boys’ Clubs (NABC)
Training & Leadership
More than ever before, young people need an edge to thrive in the UK’s tough job market
For many young people, school and home is not always an easy place to be. Ambition's goal is to inspire and encourage all young people to achieve. We have been meeting the needs of young people in local communities for 90 years through our diverse network of 3,000 youth clubs and community projects.
Our programmes improve young people's educational attainment, employability and health & wellbeing by developing confidence, life skills and resilience.
We drive up standards for work with young people.
We invest in local young people's organisations by providing expertise and funding.
Download our Success Report for highlights from 2013-14.
Learn more about our work here.
Our members work with over 3,000 youth clubs and youth community projects across the UK, supporting half a million young people. We develop the services they need and use our influence to open up exciting opportunities for them.
We also influence national and local government to support youth work and youth clubs.
Our Vision To inspire and encourage all young people to achieve
Our Mission To lead young people’s services across the UK
We are spirited Our energy and determination inspires others
We collaborate We value working with others to achieve our goals
We are creative We are forward thinking and make the most of our resources
We lead We are proud to use our knowledge and experience but also listen and learn from others