Youth development

Youth Development Service

The Youth Development Service (YDS) works with young people aged 11 to 19 years (and up to 25 with SEND).

We provide a range of positive activities via our 5 open access youth centres, including:

We also provide structured activities in which young people can gain a range of nationally recognised awards and qualifications.

Youth Enfield activities

A range of exciting opportunities and positive activities for young people in Enfield.

Visit the Youth Enfield portal Youth Enfield activities

Other activities and support


Mentors support young people to make informed choices and meet their full potential.

Outreach and detached

The YDS outreach team deliver sessions in areas of the borough with higher levels of youth violence and antisocial behaviour. The aim of the programme is to:

Early intervention positive activities

The YDS provides diversional activities for young people who are:

Youth Leadership Academy

The Youth Leadership Academy is for young people aged 13 to 19 who go to youth clubs. It helps them to gain formal recognition for their involvement as leaders in the design, delivery, evaluation and management of their youth centre and projects.

Summer Uni

Summer Uni provides young people with personal and social development opportunities during the summer holiday.

Further information

For more information, email or phone 020 8379 5800.

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