Youth development is a process that all young people go
through on the way to adulthood. It is a process or journey
that automatically involves all of the people around a youth—family
and community. A young person will not be able to build essential
skills and competencies and be able to feel safe, cared for,
valued, useful, and spiritually grounded unless their family and
community provide them with the supports and opportunities they
need along the way. Youth development is also a process in which
family and community must actively participate.
Youth development, then, is a combination of all of the people,
places, supports, opportunities and services that most of us
inherently understand that young people need to be happy, healthy
and successful. Youth development currently exists in a variety of
different places, forms and under all sorts of different names.
Wychavon District Council have designed the youth pages to give
children and young people a variety of information and
contacts which should help them with their development.
From Education to Jobs & Careers advice and from Crime
& Safety to Entertainment we aim to provide you with the best
info, help and advice possible.
Take a look around the website and if you feel there is
something else you would like to see on the website or would like
any questions answered then please let us know in writing, email or
you can visit the Wychavon Sports, Arts &
Youth Arts Groups in
Please click on the link to download the Youth Arts
Youth Dance Groups in Wychavon
Please click on the link to download the Youth Dance Groups leaflet
Someone To Talk To
If you need someone to talk to or are having problems at home or
at school then the people at Childline and NSPCC are here to
How Wychavon Can Help
You can visit our Safeguarding
Children page which will give you plenty of information on the
safety and welfare of children.
You can also download a copy of the Wychavon
Good Practice Guidelines leaflet
You can follow Community Development on our
Facebook page or on Twitter - @WychavonComDev.
If you have any comments, feedback about our service please
visit our Wychavon Arts, Sports &
For more information please contact
Jem Teal, Community Development Officer
Jenny Davis, Arts Development Officer