What we do

youth and children - what we do
Helping young people to thrive and flourish.

Young people are crying out for a world that is fairer. Many want to be part of changing it for the better. Each week The Salvation Army engages thousands of young people aged 4-25 through its many churches and community-based programmes.

Our youth and children’s work includes:

  • Open access youth and junior clubs, dance classes, and drama workshops
  • Targeted mentoring programmes in schools
  • Street based youth work
  • Fitness sessions.
  • Sports teams in local leagues, including football, netball and cycling.
  • Sunday schools consisting of games, interactive Bible stories, crafts and song.
  • Age-related teaching on Sundays, or in small groups mid-week, providing a chance for children to socialise through games and food, and engage in discussion of the Christian faith.
  • During the school holidays a number of corps offer holiday clubs for children, and youth are catered for through divisional summer camps that offer something for everyone.


The Salvation Army is well known for its love of music. Young people across the country are given the opportunity to learn an instrument and be a part of its many groups in brass, singing and more contemporary forms of music.


In addition, young people can join social action projects on a local and global scale, attend events and activity camps, and participate in many other exciting ways.

Get in touch

To ensure this important work takes place we have a dedicated team of youth and children’s specialists working across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

To find out what is going on in your area, discover the great activities happening, and how we can resource you, please contact us. Alternatively you can contact your local youth specialist.

Our vision

Why we help young people


We believe there is a spark of leadership in every person, find out how we can help you

Youth resources

Our resources have been developed to equip youth workers and young people

Children's resources

Resources designed to inspire children and equip them to be effective disciples of Jesus