Our aim is to provide educational support to families, helping young people reach academic success to build better communities and futures for all.
What do we provide?
The Youth Learning Network (YLN) provides a wide range of activities aimed at; supporting educational development, developing character, building confidence, deepening cultural understanding of Africa and the Caribbean and helping parents’ to better understand the educational system.
One objective of YLN is to provide extra educational support for children and young people to reach academic success. In doing so we believe our children can build better communities and futures for all. To be able to support every children in their educational development we deliver comprehensive support to children and young people with varying educational needs, including behavioural, SEN and ESL.
We strive for educational excellence which is why we employ fully qualified, enthusiastic teachers who will be able to help children and young people with maths, English and science. To support their school education all lessons follow the national curriculum.
For learners currently in key stages 1-2 we provide tutoring in 3 essential areas:
For learners currently in key stages 3-4 we provide tutoring in the 3 core subjects:
For students in key stages 3 and 4 we also equip learners with vital exam prep for SATs and GCSEs. We also can help with further education applications, such as interview prep and how to write an application.
In order to provide a safe environment we ensure all of our teachers are DBS checked.
Confidence and having the drive to achieve goals does not always come easily to all young people which is why we provide motivational programmes. These lessons are designed to motivate, instil confidence and knowledge and understanding of the self — enabling young people to develop healthy minds and become positive contributors to society.
Additionally, we offer mentoring sessions, chess lessons and career coaching. We also give Internet safety and cyber bullying classes.
Culture, Heritage and History
The YLN believes that learning about the cultural heritage of our ancestors is vital to all people of African and Caribbean descent and is severely missed in mainstream education. Which is why we are commitment is to helping children and young people better understand their African and Caribbean heritage through a wide range of activities and trips.
- African history
- African Poetry
- Drama & performance
- Visit to sites of historical significance
- International travel to places such as Ghana and the Republic of Benin
Our international trips offer truly enlightening experiences. Whether to connect with their roots, strengthen an existing identity or simply expand outlooks with a different environment, we see these trips as a priceless opportunity for growth and development.
The itinerary may include (but is not limited to):
- Visiting national museums
- Exploring the Ghana Empire of Timbuktu
- Exploring the Republic of Benin
- Learning about kings and queens that fought for freedom during the slave-trade.
- Visits to local communities & small villages to experience the rural lifestyle
- Safaris to see native flora and fauna in their natural habitat
We want to eradicate a system that perpetuates the failure of the African child by lifting the historical spirits of African and Caribbean descent through the understanding of their history and cultural heritage.
We also offer advise and support to parents and families to help strengthen your understanding of the educational system and overcome any financial barriers so that you can play a more active part in your children’s education. We provide home learning support resources such as books, software and other materials that will help enhance children’s capacity to engage in meaningful learning.
To further support parents we can also act as an intermediary between schools and parents, where communication may have become strained and help is needed. In this capacity, YLN can support families with healthy communication, while monitoring attainment and achievement. We will provide coaching and counselling to encourage positive changes in attitudes and behaviours that are limiting academic performance.
We also create forums for parents to find support and encouragement within communities.
Connect with us: