Young People

Newport Youth Academy

Based in the East hub, Newport Youth Academy is an inspirational, life changing provision for the young people of Newport aged between 16 and 18 years old not in employment, education or training (NEET).

The academy is one of Newport’s largest training providers with over six years of experience delivering training to young people and supporting them into employment and higher/further education.

Find out more about Newport Youth Academy.

Other services, information and support for young people in the city include:

Young person's guides

These guides have been produced to give infomation and advice to help young people live independenty.

Money (pdf)
Kitting out your home (pdf)
Keeping safe (pdf)
Employment (pdf)
Education (pdf)
Child benefit (pdf)
Food shopping (pdf)


  • Visit the Family Information Service for advice on childcare and parenting
  • 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

Youth clubs

Newport youth clubs run across the city. Locations, times and contact details are below:

  Venue Contact
Bettws YC, 4pm-8pm Civil Service Club 07976 634071
Pill YC, 6pm-8pm Pill YMCA 07814 495674

Disability, 5pm-8pm (referral only)

Serennu 07969 901963
Alway YC, 5.30pm-7.30pm Alway CC 07772 119043
Rivermead YC, 4pm-8pm Rivermead Centre 07870 235552
Underwood YC, 4pm-8pm Bishton CC 07970 756383
Pill YC, 5pm-9pm Millennium Centre 07977 926426
Maindee YC, 6pm-8pm Community House 07967486440
Disability, 5pm-8pm (referral only) Serennu (01633) 748000
Ringland YC, 5pm-7pm Ringland CC 07969 901963
Lliswerry YC, 7pm-9pm Moorland CC 07814 495674
NP20 Project, 12.30pm-2.30pm Riverfront Theatre    07977 926426

Newport Youth Council

Newport Youth Council is group of people aged between 11-25, actively engaged in representing young people’s views and opinions.

With support and guidance from Newport City Council they ensure that young people have a voice and help to shape the future in the city for future generations.

This is done in line with United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the local authority’s duty to engage with young people. 

Join in!

If you would like to become a member, please fill in the personal details form

After completion please send it to [email protected] and someone will respond as soon as possible!

Duke of Edinburgh's 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 Share Centre, Stow Hill.

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

Email [email protected] or visit the Duke of Edinburgh's Award website for more information.