This plan and these Strategic Priorities set out a clear commitment to our Island's young people and support the aims in the ‘Island Plan’ and the ‘DESC Service Delivery Plan’. The plan identifies some longer term aims and goals but also focuses on the ‘here and now’ and it's refreshing to hear, see, and be involved in the future shaping of young people’s services on the Island.

The Youth Service offers ‘Somewhere to go, Something to do, and Someone to talk to’ in multiple locations across the Isle of Man during evenings, weekends, and school holidays. This strategy demonstrates a commitment that all young people have access to opportunities that will shape their future and build a healthy, happy, productive Island community.

At times our young people will need support, they will need to be challenged, they need to build trust and respect and they need opportunities. They need to build positive relationships in a setting that is comfortable to them and this is what this plan aims to do. It has never been more important for us to come together and give people of all ages the necessary skills, confidence, and opportunities to achieve potential and make our Island ‘a great place to live and work’. Furthermore by providing 'Somewhere to go, Something to do, and Someone to talk to' we will ensure they will be connected with trusted persons within their communities.

Hon Julie Edge MHK Minister for Education Sport and Culture

Youth Service Strategy 2023-2033