Young People

Newport Youth Council is open to all young people aged 11-25 and living in Newport and lets you have a voice in issues that affect you.

To find out how you can get involved telephone the participation officer on (01633) 210821. 

Newport’s Infoshop (youth information service) is open to all young people, offering information and advice.

Qualified youth workers provide information, support and guidance to young people aged 11 – 25 in a friendly and informal setting.

Help can be given with application forms, looking for work, CV’s and school or college work and a private room is available if you would like to talk to someone. 

The Infoshop is open 11am - 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Contact

Infoshop, Newport Library and Museum, John Frost Square, Newport 

(01633) 784054/255031
(01633) 784054 (Minicom text)

Email: info.shop@newport.gov.uk  

Resources

Young parents should visit the Family Information Service for advice on childcare, parenting programmes and more.

AGENDA: A Young People’s Guide to Making Positive Relationships Matter helps young people to raise awareness of gender inequalities, sexual harassment and violence in schools and communities. 

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) programme is open to anyone aged between 14 and 24 years who would like to learn a new skill, volunteer, undertake a physical activity and complete an expedition. 

Complete a bronze, silver or gold level and achieve an award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections, or five if you're going for gold.  

Along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life. 

The DofE is run in Newport's secondary schools, youth clubs, Coleg Gwent and the Infoshop. 

Bronze level takes six months to complete, silver a year and gold 18 months.    

Award sessions are run from St David’s House, Hill Street on a Wednesday between 5pm and 7.30pm.

Email duke.edinburgh@newport.gov.uk or visit the Duke of Edinburgh Award website for more information.