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The Young Lives Foundation

Our Foundation

YLF is an independent children’s charity established in 2007. We are dedicated to delivering quality services that include mentoring, befriending, advocacy and positive activity programmes. Our services are tailored to ensure we achieve effective outcomes in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people across Kent and Medway.

Our Vision

Our vision is that every young person in need shall have access to the resources and opportunities needed for them to achieve their potential and lead fulfilled lives.

The Young Lives Foundation (YLF) works towards achieving this vision by supporting young people through times of difficulty and distress, enabling their voices to be heard and assisting young people to achieve their potential.

Our Support

YLF supports the following groups of people:

Looked after children / care leavers Children in need / on the edge of care
Young offenders / those at risk of offending Young people disengaged in education
Vulnerable adults Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children
Families in need of support Children who have been adopted

YLF have over 170 volunteers committed to supporting our services and our young people.

Demand for our services continues to increase and our trained team of staff and dedicated volunteers, work hard to ‘make a difference’ to as many children and vulnerable people in need as possible across our region.


“Words can’t express the gratitude I feel when I think about what you have done for me and the difference it has made to my life. You were there when I wanted to talk about my problems and I felt I was treated like an individual. I could open up and you would listen without judgement. Thanks.” Sharna | young person

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