Our history

2006

Youth Works CIC established

2009

Knibb Arts Project: 3-year performing arts project funded by the Big Lottery Fund
First vocational courses offered to schools

2010

Positive Activities Contract for Corby and Kettering funded by NCC
Jungle Hood production performed at the Lighthouse Theatre
First holiday club held

2013

Became a City and Guilds approved Centre
Awarded NCC Supporting Services Contract for Kettering, working in partnership with Wellingborough and East Northants Women’s Aid, Homestart Kettering and Groundwork

2014

Kettering Mayor’s Charity of the Year

2015

Merged with Kettering Youth Information, an information and counselling service for young people
Acquired new premises – the Keystone Centre

2016

Our NHS-funded counselling service moved to the Keystone Centre

2017

Registered Youth Works Community College – an independent special school for young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties

2018

Registered as a charity ‘Youth Works Northamptonshire Charitable Incorporated Organisation’