With children and young people experiencing declining emotional health and wellbeing, increasing obesity levels and high youth unemployment, the mission of the Youth Sport Trust has never been more important.
There is overwhelming evidence to demonstrate the power that PE and school sport has to change young people’s lives; unlocking their potential, helping them to be healthy and happy, ultimately going on to lead successful lives and positively contribute to society.
Our unique solutions maximise the power of sport to grow and develop young people, impacting on their wellbeing through physical literacy and character. The three principle elements of our mission to create a brighter future for young people include:
Our work builds the foundations of movement from early years through to secondary, equipping children with the confidence, competence and enjoyment of sport needed for a lifetime of activity, and good physical and emotional health.
Our work supports the personal development of young people and their progress at school, as well as preparing them for the challenges of life ahead. We support young people to develop a range of positive character qualities: creativity, aspiration, resilience and empathy.
PE and sport delivered well is proven to impact positively on attainment and academic achievement. It can engage young people in learning and support the development of skills needed for success in and out of the classroom – communication, teamwork and self management.
The work of Youth Sport Trust is much more extensive than just focusing on getting children into sport and we work across many areas, which can be categorised as: Inclusion, Achievement, Physical Education (PE), Sport and Health (including mental health).