YES Outdoors is a registered charity that runs a mentoring scheme for the benefit of young people who live in the boroughs of Islington, Haringey, Hackney and Camden.
The staff at 'YES Outdoors' all have a keen interest in outdoor activities such as hill walking, rock climbing and kayaking.
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Founded by a Police Sergeant based at Holloway Police Station it was clear that some young people from north London were growing up with the real risk of being involved in criminality and joining a gang.
Having identified that no mentoring scheme was operating in the area due to funding cuts, he decided to form his own. As a qualified mountaineering instructor he chose to have an adventurous theme offering the chance to experience the outdoors. During the first year he was keen to recruit his colleagues as fellow Mentors.
The charity has continued to grow and now has a paid coordinator and is recruiting and training members of the public who volunteer to Mentor more young people. With support and training the Mentors have the opportunity to make a great difference to these young people.
Please get in contact with us if you can help in any way.