Youth leadership

YST Youth Leadership and volunteering
We aim to improve the leadership skills of all children and young people through the power of PE and school sport.
YST Leaders, young female leader addressing a small group

We aim to give young people leadership skills for life by:

  • Giving a voice to young people to share and lead solutions
  • Implementing our 'Leadership Ladder' to ensure a pathway for leadership skills.

See below for examples of how we are committed to developing the leadership of all young people, supporting them to reflect, articulate and transfer their skills and experience to other settings, such as employment:

Team Leaders

The Team Leader programme has been running for over 10 years and provides individuals with great exposure to the world of sport development whilst helping them to improve both personal and professional skills through volunteering.
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Volunteering and Leadership Pathways

Providing and promoting inclusive pathways for young people to develop as volunteers in school and community sport.
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How we work - Solutions - Young Coach Workforce Academies

Young Coach Academies

Academies creating a clearer pathway between the development of young coaches in schools to the community setting.
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Step into Sport

These events focus on the development of leadership skills in young people with SEND, with an increased emphasis on further training and deployment opportunities in workforce specific roles.
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Inclusive Futures

Funded by Spirit of 2012, Inclusive Futures is a leadership and volunteering initiative for young people, with a special emphasis on inclusion.
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Young Ambassadors

The Young Ambassador programme is designed to develop exceptional leaders of the future across England as well as supporting those in both Scotland and Wales.
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