Knights Youth Centre (KYC) is an independent Christian UK registered charity that has been changing young lives since 1936. KYC’s primary ethos is to transform the life of each young person we work with. KYC provides a quality and inclusive youth service for 120-150 young people each week, living on and around the Clapham Park Estate, an area of high social and economic need in Lambeth, London. Young people who attend the club have challenging backgrounds, are suffering from poor educational attainment, drug or alcohol misuse, criminal records, difficult family relationships and dismal employment prospects.
KYC strives to empower these young people into positive and independent futures. KYC achieves this through a weekly programme of supportive relational work, engaging with peer groups, craziness, entrepreneurial support, co-produced services with young people, centre-based activities, school based services and plenty of off-site programmes. Our website has more to tell!
In the last year KYC has:
KYC is currently reviewing a range of options to develop and diversify our service to meet the needs of an increasingly disconnected generation of young people and a very transient population. Some of the options include:
As we are steadily opeing up iour services again, we are aware 2021 promises to be a year of change, challenge and innovation for KYC. We will continue to be instrumental in providing local young people a real and fresh optimism for the future.