Staff Profiles

Please see below for a list of our staff profile:

Annalisa Walters
Youth Development Administration
Charlotte Keable
Youth Development Worker (Selby)
Claire Garton
Youth Mentor (Scarborough)
Clare Yates
Youth Development Manager
David Sharp
Chief Executive
Edwina Anderson
Youth Development Worker (Richmondshire)
Gillian Harrison
Ian Kirchner-Waines
Youth Development Worker (Scarborough & Ryedale)
Mary-Ann Cartwright
Youth Mentor (Filey)
Panda Gledhill
Youth Development Worker (Hambleton)
Rachel Rabjohns
Youth Development Worker (Harrogate)
Sally Clifford
Youth Volunteer Coordinator & Ages Together Coordinator
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 12:12
Spectrum Youth Club

Spectrum Youth Club runs on a Monday evening from The Barn in Tadcaster. The Club Is open for young people aged 14-25 who have special needs.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 11:46
The Garrison Gathering Christmas Fest

A note of what is happening over the coming weeks in Richmondshire

We are preparing for The Garrison Gathering Christmas Fest on Sunday 12th December 10am -3pm at Risedale School.

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 17:09
NYY Calendar Competition update

Our Calendar competition has now closed and the judges have been busy choosing the winning photographs to be featured in the Calendar.

Friday, August 13, 2021 - 10:16
North Yorkshire VCSE Funding Summit: Funding the future
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 09:52
Scarborough and Whitby Youth Mentor

I joined North Yorkshire Youth in February as a Youth Mentor for Scarborough and Whitby right in the middle of lockdown, so it was a challenge.

Friday, August 13, 2021 - 09:51
Scarborough and Whitby Youth Mentor
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 13:40
Chat n Chill

The success of our weekly chat n chill sessions on a Thursday continues! The sessions were set up following Time to Talk day on the 4th February, and have been every Thursday 6-7pm since.

Monday, June 14, 2021 - 12:10
Two Ridings

We are busy as ever on the east coast with a fantastic opportunity to engage young people in football, boxing and drama as funded by Two Ridings.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 11:39
Independent Visitor Scheme First Referrals

The Independent Visitor Scheme has received its first referrals, meaning that looked after young people in North Yorkshire are now starting to benefit from the support provided by the scheme.

Friday, May 21, 2021 - 12:26
Free Library App Training

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been lucky enough to get ourselves on some free online Library App training from the NYCC Adult Learning team.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:08
Farewell for now Filey!

After 2 and a half years supporting and mentoring young people in Filey and leading on the universal access youth club, I am now moving on to a new project!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 16:40
Lockdown Youth Work

Our teams of youth workers are still out in the communities where we have youth clubs engaging with young people across the county.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 16:34
Tang Hall

We are still not able to run Youth Clubs or large group meetings yet, but as Covid-19 restrictions are slowly lifted, we are busy making plans to gradually build up youth provision in the Tang Hall

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 16:06
Time to Talk Day - Chat n Chill

Thursday 4th February was Time to Talk day as part of Time to Change Mental health scheme.

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 14:38
Leyburn Arts Centre Youth Cafe


Monday, March 22, 2021 - 16:20

Our wonderful youth development team have been busy designing and delivering a program of training to staff, volunteers and prospective employees.

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 10:58
With Love from COZIE

Over the first couple of weeks of February, young people who attend COZIE and JAM Create in Easingwold created this brilliant window display in partnership with local shop, Hearts, for Valentine’s

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 13:50
Lockdown 3.0 - Filey

Hopefully, this is the last time we will find ourselves in lockdown due to Covid….

Friday, February 5, 2021 - 13:23
February - LGBT History Month

Did you know that the Pride Flag was designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978 to represent the diversity of the LGBT+ community?

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 17:07
Lockdown and the effects on young people's mental health

As we have gone into yet another lockdown straight after the Christmas festivities were over, the government have now acknowledged the massive impact the covid related disruptions have made to youn

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 15:03
Happy New Year from Richmondshire.

As we find ourselves in another lockdown, I wanted to look back at some of the great work NYY did towards the end of 2020 and the plans for 2021.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 15:50
Tang Hall Youth Club

Unfortunately, due to the latest lockdown measures, we are still not able to run Youth Clubs or large group meetings.

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 12:01
Ignite Project

North Yorkshire Youth Team would love to wish everyone a safe and happy new year!

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 15:35
Mental Health First Aid

Things have been very busy since September in terms of returning to mentoring in schools and some face to face clubs; including our usual game of football – Covid secure of course.

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 16:06
Merry Wreath-mas!

Some of NYY’s staff recently spent a wonderful morning on Zoom learning Christmas crafts with Lucy from NYCC!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 16:43
November Blog - Filey

Well, here we are again in Lockdown! Thankfully, you can still go to school and access support as well as your education!

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 14:32
How are you celebrating Halloween this year?

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween that are slightly different from our normal house to house trick or treating.

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 14:27
Greatwood Youth Club - Skipton

During Lockdown we have been doing Virtual youth club on ZOOM which has been great fun!  We’ve played lots of games, quizzes and learnt new skills too.

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 14:35
Detached youth work in Northallerton

As our youth clubs are currently unable to open due to Covid Restrictions our Youth Workers are carrying out detached youth work in the communities on youth clubs nights instead.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 15:13
Final Blog

The young volunteering project at NYY has now come to an end.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 12:46
Tang Hall

In line with Government and Public Health guidelines around working with young people during the current pandemic, we are still not sure when we will be able to re-open Tang Hall Youth club at the

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 15:30
Independent Visitor Scheme for Looked After Children

We have continued to be busy with recruitment of new volunteers for the Independent Visitors Scheme throughout the summer months.

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 16:48
Whitby Detached

In the last few weeks, NYY’s youth work teams have resumed street based detached work across the county.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 15:12
NYY Blog

Hello, we have been very busy at North Yorkshire Youth.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 11:50
Eastfield Youth Club

We have been keeping ourselves busy on the coast with a variety of activities via virtual youth club and mentoring.

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 16:25
Ping Pong Proposal Passed!

The Easingwold Youth Council (an NYY Member Club) has been successful in the introduction of an outdoor table tennis table in the memorial park.

Monday, August 17, 2020 - 12:16
Filey Youth Club

Wow! So, this year has been a strange one to say the least!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 16:50
Countywide Quiz

On Friday 17th July we hosted a countywide quiz via zoom to help celebrate the start of the school summer holidays. We had 7 teams in all, made up of young people and their youth leaders.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 14:38
KOOTH Virtual Visits

During these new and strange times NYY youth clubs across the region have been adapting to life in lockdown and discovering new ways of delivering youth club activities.

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 13:20
Tang Hall Youth Club

Along with lots of other organisations North Yorkshire Youth are currently unable to run Youth Clubs or large group activities in the local communities so we have been keeping in touch through othe

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 12:42
Kindness Kollections

Here at North Yorkshire Youth we know that young people are kind, caring and determined.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 14:46
Independent Visitor Scheme for Looked After Children

NYY’s Independent Visitor Scheme was launched in December 2019 to establish a network of volunteers across North Yorkshire who will befriend a looked after young person and make a difference to the

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 13:00
Malton Youth Club

During this period of social isolation that has prevented youth clubs everywhere from opening, North Yorkshire Youth’s weekly clubs have had to develop new ways of contacting and engaging with the

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 13:28
Borrowby Kidz

Borrowby Kidz is a lively, traditional youth club run by Sally, every month. It’s a great opportunity for the young people to get together with their friends and chill at the end of the week.

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:47
Filey Youth Club

Coronavirus has affected us all, not least our young people! But the students that I work with in Filey are coping pretty well!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 15:41
Online Virtual Youth Clubs

With the current situation, North Yorkshire Youth as an organisation are having to adapt from traditional youth clubs and go ‘online’.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 13:43
Tang Hall May 2020

Like much of the country, and across the world, normal service has been put on hold due to Coronavirus, so regular youth activities are currently postponed until it is safe to restart them.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 12:00

In these unprecedented times NYY staff have found themselves like many others, working from home. NYY have gone virtual with meetings and our youth clubs, which has been a learning curve.

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 14:56
Hello from Lockdown!

Hello from Lockdown!

During this unusual and difficult time we are hosting Virtual Youth Clubs across North Yorkshire.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 14:46
Greatwood Youth Club

Greatwood youth club in Skipton love to bake, cook and make food.  Here are some of our latest creations……

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 10:50
A Young People’s Forum for Change in Easingwold

We’ve been discussing setting up an initiative to aid people experiencing period poverty.

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 11:08
Spectrum Youth Club

Spectrum Youth Club runs on a Monday evening from The Barn in Tadcaster. The Club Is open for young people aged 14-25 who have special needs.

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 11:04
Filey Youth Club

Filey Youth Club has been meeting out of St Johns Church Hall for just over 12 months now.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 17:32
Pannal Youth Club

Pannal Youth Club had a visit from their local PSCO, Bex Moorhouse, who came in to talk about her job and how young people can keep themselves safe whilst out and about and online.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 11:36
The Red Box Project

The Red Box Project is a community-based, not-for-profit initiative, to support young people throughout their periods by providing red boxes filled with free period products.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 16:56
Youth Development Worker - Richmondshire

Hello, my name is Edwina Anderson and I am the new Youth Development Worker for Richmondshire.

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 15:40
Tang Hall Youth Club

Tang Hall Youth Club runs on Wednesday evenings 6-7pm in the Community Centre, which is right in the heart of the community.  Between 15-30 young people aged between 11 and 14 attend the Youth Club

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 16:42
Volunteer Co-ordinator Blog

Happy New Year from everyone at North Yorkshire Youth!  As volunteer co-ordinators we are looking at getting a bit more hands on ourselves in the coming year and we are very excited by the idea!

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 16:30
North Yorkshire Youth Donate to Homeless Charities

Once again North Yorkshire Youth have donated sleeping bags, roll mats and travel pillows to homeless charities across North Yorkshire.

Friday, January 10, 2020 - 11:34
Christmas for the community from Sherburn Youth Club

 Sherburn Youth Club runs on a Monday evening from Sherburn Children’s Centre. Each year the club create a display to showcase to the community in the Library.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 16:05
Getting Creative on a Canal Boat!

Young people in the Craven area got the chance to take part in the Watershed project during November.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 16:21
Tang Hall Youth Club

Tang Hall Youth Club runs weekly in the local community centre for 11-14 year olds and has been running for almost nine months.  At the end of the summer term the number of attendees had risen to 3

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 10:30
JAM Create

These beautiful poppies were made for Remembrance Day by the young people of two NYY member clubs, JAM and COZIE in Easingwold.

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 13:19
North Yorkshire Youth AGM and Activity Day

On Saturday 26th October we held our Annual General Meeting at Carlton Lodge.

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 12:47
Eastfield Youth Club

Eastfield Youth Club has been running now for nearly a year. A few weeks in, we found the one thing that always brings everyone together – football.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 16:52
Harrogate Youth Chess Club

For those young people in school years 7 to 13 who enjoy strategic thinking, problem solving and a bit of friendly competition, Harrogate Youth Chess Club may be just the thing.

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 12:31
UCI Legacy Project
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 13:27
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 16:16
Drugs Awareness Session


Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 14:13
Tri- Golf Games

Over the summer our Youth Development Worker, Richie, was kindly lent a tri-golf kit by Richmond Golf Club.  This was put to great use at St.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 14:46
Save The Date – NYY AGM Saturday 26th October 2019

The Youth Development Team (YDT) are busy planning for this year’s AGM / Activity Day.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 14:39
Deer Shed Day!

In July the Deer Shed Festival hosted a schools day.  450+ junior school pupils gathered at Queen Mary’s school in Baldersby, in order to participate in den making, willow weaving, sports, games, c

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 12:53

Filey Youth Club have built great relationships within our community over the last few months.  We have had 3 different workshops with Bike About Filey with more planned.  These will be funded by t

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 09:50
Claro Barracks Youth Club

Last month Rachel and I visited Claro Barracks Youth Club to meet with the young people and volunteers.  Claro Barracks is on the outskirts of Ripon and houses several hundred service men and women

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 15:36
National Vegetarian Week at North Yorkshire Youth

National Vegetarian Week at North Yorkshire Youth

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 14:15
Rural Steps

The North Yorkshire Youth – Youth Clubs have been treated to some free taster sessions from a new project called Rural Steps.

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:00
York Pride 2019

On Saturday 8th June, Ian, Panda & Vicki attended York Pride 2019.

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 13:01
Volunteer Week
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 12:22
Spring time fun in Coverdale

Last month saw a free activities afternoon being organised for local children and young people from the small rural village of Carlton in Coverdale.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 12:19
Celebration of Youth Family Day

This brilliant day organised by Pickering and District Rotary Club had over 500 visitors! It was a fabulous showcase for all things youth in the Pickering area.

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:38
Partnership Support

I received an email from a gentleman enquiring if I could support him with a new Chess Club in Harrogate.  He was already involved with an existing club but had plans to extend the provision to sec

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:50
Surfing at Cayton Bay, Scarborough

During the Easter Break eleven young people from Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource attended a surfing day at Cayton Bay, Scarborough.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 15:57
Volunteering Opportunities at the Deer Shed Festival

Schools day with the Deer Shed Festival is shaping up to be an amazing day’s volunteering for our young volunteers.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 16:43
North Yorkshire Youth Proud to be on the Winning Team


Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 09:49
Filey Youth Club

Filey Youth Club have been working hard to make links in the local community.  We are also trying to find ways of raising funds to enable us to provide more active and relevant activities i

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:15
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust - Scarborough

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust “GET ON TRACK” programme is now in the third week in Scarborough.

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:16
Autism Champions

Last month I spoke about partnership work with the libraries.  Another successful joint venture has been with The Carer’s Resource.  Together with Helen Prince, the Strategy and Planning Lead for Y

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 14:11
Northallerton Youth Space

Team work makes the dream work…

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 15:39
Young Volunteers Project


Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 16:19
Colburn Youth Project

Colburn DJ’ing Course

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 11:38
Knaresborough Library Teen Room

North Yorkshire Youth regularly work in partnership with local libraries – supporting projects they have put together themselves, as well as working on bespoke ones, like the new teen space in Knar

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 13:38
Ages Together

Ben is the most highly decorated resident of Lister House which is a claim indeed! Ex-SAS and very unassuming, he remembers everyone’s name, is gentle and kind.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 15:56
Unicorn sighted in Kirkbymoorside!
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 14:20
New Home for Settle Youth Club


Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:46
Leyburn Art and Community Centre becomes NYY member

Leyburn Art and Community Centre becomes NYY member

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:52
Stop the Inferno

Stop the Inferno.

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:27
Greatwood Youth Club Project

Young People at Greatwood Youth Club in Skipton have been busy working on a photogrammetry project with the Craven Museum.  The 3D images they have created using cameras and computer software will

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:24
The Big Youth Sleep Out

Panda’s Blog – A night spent ‘homeless’

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:19
Ideas on a Shoestring

North Yorkshire Youth works with Rural Arts to offer ‘Ideas on a Shoestring’!

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 13:57
Young People get Colourful with WW1 Remembrance Trails


Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 13:12
NYY Youth Volunteer Project

NYY Youth Volunteer Project - Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do whilst also enabling you to meet new people, gain skills and experience, and have fun!  Ar

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 15:23
Stop the Inferno
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 15:22
Stop the Inferno

‘Stop the Inferno’ is a multi-agency project which we are running at Jennyfields Youth Club in Harrogate, in partnership with North Yorkshire Fire Service, North Yorkshire Police, Fairfax and Bilto

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 15:36
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:12
Ages Together September 2018

What an exciting start to the new academic year. Ages Together Ripon has begun and we have a high level of excitement all round!

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:05
Staithes Young Leaders Award

On Thursday 6th September Ian visited Staithes Youth Group, to support a group of young people from their senior youth group to start their North Yorkshire Youth Young Leaders Awards.

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 11:00
Borrowby Show

Invited to Borrowby Show by Sally from Borrowby Kidz (an NYY member group) Clare, Becca and Panda spent the day in a tent making upcycled fridge magnets with young people!

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 15:53
NYY Celebrating Yorkshire Day in Ripon

We had a busy day on Wednesday when we attended Yorkshire day to promote our work and current projects.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 13:46
BBQ and Games session held to celebrate start of summer holidays

Snape Youth Club and St.Gregory’s Youth Club celebrated their final sessions in style before breaking up for summer with a delicious BBQ, snacks and a range of fun team building and sports activiti

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 15:40
Adversity United and Cameron Osburn.

17 year old Cameron Osburn’s daily struggle with Cerebral Palsy and his own experience of mainstream football has driven him to set up Adversity United - an inclusive football club where children a

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 15:25

The excitement of the summer holiday is kicking in and lots of young people have been trying to work out what they can do with their time in the holidays that might be a little more productive than

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 15:23
Harrogate District - What has been going on?

This year has been all go in the Harrogate District with lots of great activities taking place in our youth clubs.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 14:11
Ebberston/ Allerston Youth Group Celebrate 10 Years as a Voluntary Youth Group

Ebberston/ Allerston Youth Group have just celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a day on the North Bay beach at Scarborough’s.

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 14:15
Youth Art Exhibition Now on Display!

A new exhibition created by young people from Scribble Zone arts group and Scribble Vision animation club, has now officially opened at Northallerton Library until 15th July.

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 11:31
Colburn Youth Project-Drumming Session

Young People attending Colburn Youth Project have recently enjoyed a fantastic evening of hand and scrap drumming, led by a professional musician at Colburn Library.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 14:27
Girls Residential Weekend at Playaway Eshton Grange

Greatwood Youth Club in Skipton had a Girls Residential weekend at Playaway Eshton Grange, near Gargrave.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 09:42
New LGBT+ Champions fly the (rainbow) flag for North Yorkshire Youth!

Youth Development Workers Vicki, Ian and Panda form the new team bringing LGBT+ rights to the heart of North Yorkshire Youth!

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 15:56
Youth Club Promotion Pays Off!

A Youth Club in Richmondshire has gained 22 new member in one session!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 13:19
Ages Together Bedale Group’s Grand Day Out

North Yorkshire Youth is working under the umbrella of Ex-Forces Support North Yorkshire to bring together Ex- service men and women and local young people to tell each other’s stories…

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 13:41

Bring the past alive! North Yorkshire Youth is proud to be invoved in a new iniatiative by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 13:47
Lightwater Quarries help Carlton Lodge Activity Centre

Carlton Lodge Activity Centre asked Lightwater Quarries for their help in providing some gravel.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 15:05
Youth Clubs Re-Launch

Over a dozen Youth Clubs re-open under North Yorkshire Youth North Yorkshire Youth, (NYY) based at Carlton Lodge Activity Centre near Thirsk has announced that over a dozen youth clubs in North Yor