Empowering Young People for a Better Future

Established in 1937, Youth Options are a UK registered charity that empowers and supports children and young people across Hampshire to improve their life opportunities for a better future.

Focusing on those most in need of support, we offer services which are individually tailored to deliver vibrant, dynamic and ever-evolving opportunities that connect with and inspire young people to develop their social and emotional capabilities and emotional well-being, improve their engagement with learning and to stay safe.

We believe that every child and young person should have the opportunity to realise their potential.

Youth Options work with thousands of young people from across Hampshire. Having planned and delivered over 1,000 youth initiatives, we have an expert understanding of how best to plan programmes to meet objectives and ensure young people are fully engaged and motivated. Our services are built around the core capabilities identified by the Young Foundation: 

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Planning and problem solving 
  • Relationships and leadership 
  • Creativity Resilience and determination 
  • Managing feelings

As well as having the use of our own centres in Southampton, Eastleigh and Andover we also enjoy ongoing relationships with both residential and day centres throughout the region. Our network of locations enables us to provide the right environment for every programme, both residential and non-residential.

For more information on Youth Options to can read our Strategy here.