Refugee Youth Service works with children and young people across Europe. We currently support 16-21-year-old youth in Athens, Greece, and children under 18 in Calais and Dunkirk, northern France.
We are dedicated to bringing immediate and lasting change to the lives of unaccompanied children and young adults on the move in Europe.
We provide young people with safe spaces that faciliate access to a range of specialist and basic services, delivered by trained professionals. These are spaces in which to relax and participate in creative activities, organised sports and learning opportunities.
A diverse group of people from different backgrounds, united and motivated to make a long lasting impact on the lives of children who are unaccompanied and displaced. Social workers, cultural mediators and youth workers are core to our work, with all team members sharing a passion for improving the futures of children and young people on the move.
A mobile safer space provides a place to connect with and support unaccompanied minors in Northern France.
In partnership with Velos Youth Athens, RYS provides a safer space for young people aged 16-21 years of age. The program aims to help young people to restart and rebuild their lives, through a range of emotional, material and specialist support.