Our vision, mission & strategic plan

Our vision is equality and opportunity for every young person, regardless of their background or circumstances.

At Youth Off The Streets, our mission is to help disconnected young people discover the greatness within by engaging, supporting and providing opportunities to encourage and facilitate positive life choices.

Everything we do is underpinned and driven by our PRIDE values.


At Youth Off The Streets, we have a dream and we believe in our cause.

  • We are positive and keep moving towards our goals
  • Our staff conduct themselves with energy, enthusiasm and dedication
  • We advocate for young people and speak up about issues they face


At Youth Off The Streets, we are quick to listen and slow to speak.

  • We acknowledge and appreciate the strengths of every staff member and young person
  • We value others and accept individuality and differences of opinion
  • We respect ourselves, our organisation, young people and the environments in which we work


At Youth Off The Streets, we know actions speak louder than words.

  • We conduct ourselves honestly and ethically at all times
  • We represent our organisation and mission professionally in every interaction
  • We do the right thing because it needs to be done, not because we seek recognition


At Youth Off The Streets, we persevere in our work, no matter how challenging it is.

  • We are willing to do what it takes to make a difference
  • We persist in advocating for young people
  • We enjoy turning obstacles into opportunities


At Youth Off The Streets, we reach out to each other.

  • We collaborate with colleagues, young people and the community
  • We actively listen to others and seek to understand their point of view
  • We identify each other’s strengths to encourage positive change


Our strategic plan

Our current strategic plan sets out the key priorities for Youth Off The Streets from 2019–2022

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Find out more about our work and impact on the lives of young people experiencing disadvantage

Confidence to thrive

Young people facing challenges need the skills and self-confidence provided through education that allows them not just to survive, but thrive, throughout their lifetime.