YHA began 90 years ago in the throes of The Great Depression. Since then, we’ve given thousands of young people across the country the chance to experience the transformative effects of travel and adventure.
But there are still children who are missing out. Whether they are suffering with illness, a carer for a parent, or simply can’t afford it – some have never seen the sea, mountains or animals in the wild.
It’s crucial that we reach these vulnerable young people. Because in today’s uncertain times, we need to help the next generation realise their potential – and embolden them to shape the future for the better.
To celebrate our 90th birthday, we’re launching our biggest project to date. Before we ask young people to shape the future, we need to help shape them.
Project90 will take 90 young people from 10 different regions across England and Wales on an epic adventure. 900 young people will be given the chance to gain confidence, develop their social skills and make happy memories.
These young people will be given the opportunity to try activities like kayaking, mountain walking, abseiling and more. Through these activities they will get to experience the thrill of conquering new challenges, the pride of discovering new skills and passions, and the camaraderie of achieving something as part of a team.