All About Youth


THE VISION OF SYA IS: “To enable young people in Shropshire & Telford to have access to quality, affordable and appropriate youth provisions”

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Youth Clubs & Groups

To get the most out of youth clubs and groups the most important first step is to find the right youth place for you.

SYA provides access to over 100 groups  throughout Shropshire, and we can help you find the perfect place for you.

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We offer many projects which provide a variety of educational and fun experiences for our young people. While the  projects may change from time to time, the outcome remains the same – young people learning valuable life skills while having a great time.

Some of our most popular projects include:



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Alternative Curriculum

The mainstream school system doesn’t work for everyone, which is why we provide an alternative curriculum. We offer personalised, beneficial activities like practical work experience, nearby outings and annual projects – all of which are tailored to individual interests and group needs – to provide our young people with exciting opportunities, lifelong memories and the necessary skills for later life.

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It is important to us to offer a range of opportunities to both young people and those giving their time to youth clubs to learn and progress. We run lots of workshops and courses and certifications – from nationally-recognised youthwork qualifications to first aid, and drugs and alcohol awareness training.

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As a charity supporting young people, we depend on the support of Shropshire businesses, groups and individuals. If you can make a monthly or one-off donation it will make a huge difference to the lives of so many local young people.

To donate, please click the DONATE button at the top of this page or get in contact with a member of our team.

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SYA aims to reach out to young people wherever they live within the geographical county of Shropshire.

At the heart of youth work is the relationship which develops between the youth worker and young person.

Over 100 young people attended our celebration event at the Cavalier centre on 11th June. Trying out new things and enjoying a hog roast, served by Shropshire Scouts who are representing the county in South Korea next year.

SYA works with young people in a voluntary partnership to create a safe and positive learning environment.

Young people are empowered to gain skills, knowledge and understanding which enable them to develop their own potential.

SYA aims to promote diversity, challenge oppression and address issues that relate to culture, race, language, sexuality, gender, disability, age, religion and class.

SYA continually adapts its curriculum to respond to the changing needs and interests of young people.


Wem Youth Club

During Covid the club initiated a fantastic project with “Shropshire Wildlife Trust” on Meres and Moss’s



One of the latest additions to our alternative curriculum is the Achieve Project.


Church Stretton Youth Drop-In Staff – Receive their Safeguarding certificates

This exciting new project run with SYA and supported by Mayfair Centre and the Town Council has recently launched with a rota of volunteers



Earlier this year we successfully applied to both Telford & Wrekin Council and Shropshire Council to run HAF projects which has provided us with the opportunity to provide holiday activities and food in Brookside, Telford and for refugee children and young people in Shrewsbury, in partnership with “Shropshire supports refugees”.


Press release: Shropshire charity’s call for help to meet exciting growth and development plans in 2022

A Shropshire charity committed to helping young people develop and maintain their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing is asking for help and calling on companies to name them as their charity of the year for 2022.

SYA (formerly Shropshire Youth Association) has exciting growth and development plans for next year but needs support in delivering the invaluable services it provides to a growing number of young people across Shropshire.

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