Launched in 2019, ‘Our Place in the World’ is an innovative three-year programme designed to enable young people to investigate and define their place in society via participation in high quality personal well-being projects, cultural and creative arts-based activities, community impact projects, bespoke 1-1 personal development sessions, educational events and our annual outdoor challenge programme.

As a targeted youth provision, young people are referred to the programme via local health, education and youth & community partners.

Our annual programme is delivered in partnership with industry experts and provides a voice to young people who feel disenfranchised and underrepresented; enabling them to make positive changes in their own lives and the wider community.

Our Place in the World: Cultural & Creative Education Programme

Developed in partnership between the Lancaster District Cultural Education Partnership (Culture Co-op), Lancaster University Outreach teams, Curious Minds and Lancashire Youth Challenge, this new two-year funded initiative will engage young people aged 13-19 (and up to 25 with a disability) from across the district.

The Our Place in the World: Cultural & Creative Education Programme is one element of the wider Our Place in the World three-year programme, designed and run by Lancashire Youth Challenge.

The BIG Challenge Programme

Each year we set one BIG challenge for our young people. From traversing Hadrians wall and canoeing down the Caledonian Canal, to climbing the three highest peaks in England, each challenge offers something unique.

Here at Lancashire Youth Challenge we aim to do bigger, better and tougher challenges year upon year; and in the lead up to these pursuits, we work with young people to develop their core skills, such as stamina, core strength and stability. This preparation also gives us the opportunity to help them learn more about the health and safety aspects of doing challenges such as this.

Micro Challenge Activities

With less preparation and usually delivered over a longer period of time, our Micro Challenges offer individuals to not only test their physical fortitude, but also their capacity to learn new skills, such as programming and coding.

Community Impact Projects

These are small-scale, mid-term projects that young people do to help make a difference in their local communities.

Personal Development & Well-Being Programme

Regular weekly physical fitness and mental well-being sessions for young people to develop core physical skills and competencies.

1 to 1 Coaching & Mentoring

A bespoke programme of coaching and mentoring for young people, enabling them to develop interpersonal skills in a safe and supportive environment, and at their own pace.

Using personal development plans, goal setting and target-based education plans, sessions are tailored to each individual. Mentoring and coaching intensity depends on each person, however, most young people start off with bi-monthly one-hour sessions

The sessions are designed to identify goals, ambitions, aspirations and to define an action plan with clear SMART targets to assist the young person on their journey to success.