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WHO WE ARE

We are thrilled to run our impactful Youth Development Programme in Portsmouth, UK. This programme has been designed to support young people and provide them with the best opportunity to fulfil their potential. We engage with young people who are located within areas viewed as having limited opportunities, equality or in which there is statistically a high risk of young people partaking in less positive undertakings, such as criminal activities or anti-social behaviours, as well as welcoming young people from all walks of life to our activities and events.

URBOND’s main goals within the Youth Development Programme (YDP) are:

  • To provide a safe, and inclusive environment which is conducive to the development of young people.
  • To support participants in achieving the best educational/employment opportunities via mentorship and career path guidance
  • To promote engaging activities which foster both mental and physical well-being.

Our Youth Development Programme has 15 projects which enable us to support the young people and their families in Portsmouth:

  • Access to Education
  • Careers and Employability
  • Youth Club
  • Youth Ambassadors
  • Group Day Out
  • Non-term time Activities
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Youth Workshops
  • Youth Events
  • Mentoring
  • Parenting Support
  • Family Support
  • Music & Dancing

And our roster of activities and engagement is growing all the time, with big expansions planned across the next twelve months!

We cannot possibly do it without all your help, so please do get in touch or pledge a donation today. From organisations who can support young people with activities, work experience, resources or kit to help local youth realise their potential and talent (like musical instruments; art materials; sporting kit and equipment) to donations, no matter how big or small, which will enable us to invest in the future of the city, we really appreciate it.

Get in touch today and help us make the world of difference.

Honours

Community Inovation Of The Year Award Winner 2021

Community Inovation Of The Year Award Winner 2021

Hampshire Most Dedicated Community Development Award Winner 2023

Hampshire Most Dedicated Community Development Award Winner 2023

High Sherrif of Hampshire Award Winner

High Sherrif of Hampshire Award Winner

Shaping Portsmouth Community Award Winner 2024

Shaping Portsmouth Community Award Winner 2024

Meet Our Team

drame

Ousmane Drame

CEO & Founder

Martina

Martina Elgue

Programme Manager - DSL

lyndsey

Ruby Plato

Youth Worker