Bringing colour to the lives of young people and families in Blackpool

Enabling young people to lead their best lives

The Boathouse Youth

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Blackpool's leading youth charity

The Boathouse Youth works with children and young people aged 5 to 17, from socio-economically deprived communities across Blackpool, to help tackle the challenges they’re experiencing.

We have four programme areas each facilitating a variety of physical, creative and educational activities including centre based youth work, offsite visits and residential experiences. We also have a specialist programme for children with additional needs and disabilities. Our entire offer is fully funded and therefore free at the point of access. 
Our team of highly skilled professionals interact with young people on a daily-basis to deliver well thought out programmes in an engaging way. 
We aim to facilitate a safe space to improve mental well-being, promote positive behaviours, support educational growth and encourage a healthy lifestyle. 
This helps young people become the best versions of themselves through increasing their aspirations and improving their relationships. Our ultimate aim is to break the cycle of deprivation and enable our young people to lead their best lives.

Love. Respect. Discipline.

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Maddie Marsden BHY Youth CEO
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Over the last 10 years The Boathouse Youth has taught me so much. I’ve learnt about community, friendship and how to create a good life for myself. Most of the time, we just have a proper laugh – whether we are canal boating, camping or just at normal sessions. What The BHY does is care by placing trusted adults into the spaces where young people want to be. That’s how I’ve become so mentally resilient. Basically, just come and get involved and see your life change.

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Maddie, 14, Youth CEO

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There are 8,000 children and young people currently living in poverty right on our doorstep, here in Blackpool. Your offer of time, experience or finances could help to change one of those childrens’ lives. Help us to help them. Contact us today to see if we can align your gift with our needs.
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