Youth Clubs Today
Youth clubs have been around for more than 150 years
Our members work with over 3,500 local youth clubs across the UK. Our members are umbrella youth organisations in cities and counties and countries throughout the UK. We support them to provide the best possible services and opportunities for young people.
Our office in London coordinates our work, influences government and other key decision-makers to make the right choices for youth clubs, as well as developing crucial resources.
Involving young people in how we work is really important to us. Sixty young people from our membership came to our Say Something event to tell us what they thought about our work, how we are run and what our plans should be. They helped shape our three-year strategy. Young people from across our network also regularly input to Ambition's work as part of our youth council.
We monitor our impact closely, so we can show our supporters, funders and donors that investing in us makes a difference to young people. We also like to know what we’re doing well – and what isn’t working, so we can improve.
That’s why we invest in the VIEWS system, to help Ambition and our members collect evidence of our good work.
Here is just a taste of Ambition’s successes recently:
Read more about Ambition's 2012-13 highlights in our success report, Inspiring Great Youth Work in Every Community.