The Cathedral’s work with young people provides opportunities to discover skills and talents, and to get involved in social action.
Young Ambassadors for Social Action (YASA)
Chichester Cathedral's Young Ambassadors programme offers people aged 16 – 25 the opportunity to engage in social action activities, developing ideas and projects.
The group are currently focusing on activities related to climate change and as part of their agenda, have worked with the local community to explore how to celebrate an ethical and eco-friendly Christmas. The group have worked alongside RLW Videography to produce a short film:
Click here to find out more about how to have an eco-friendly Christmas.
The current YASA sessions are supported by Clarions Futures as part of its Community Ambassadors Programme.
The Cathedral works in partnership with other organisations to develop relevant, exciting and sustainable initiatives for young people and build lasting relationships to shape future projects.
West Sussex Young Carers Service
With West Sussex Young Carers Service team we are developing opportunities for groups of young carers to take part in engaging and inspirational activities at the Cathedral. Consultation and evaluation is a key element of our delivery plan and young people are encouraged to voice their ideas to help shape the future engagement programme.
National Citizen Service (NCS)
NCS brings together 15–17 year olds from different backgrounds at a pivotal moment in their lives to improve social mobility, social cohesion and social engagement.
The Cathedral is hosting NCS during the summer holidays, where participants can come together and be inspired by this amazing place as they explore ideas for their own social projects – building their confidence in what they can achieve, and creating bridges across social divides and ladders to opportunity in the process.
Chichester Community Development Trust
“Express Yourself” is an event full of creative opportunity for local young people, developed with CCDT and involving Ovation Music that took place in November 2017 here at Chichester Cathedral. If you are interested in attending or developing an event like this in partnership with the Cathedral- please get in touch.
If you are interested in learning more about the Cathedral’s work and events for young people please contact Luna Russell for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org