The mobile youth centre is a vehicle providing a safe-space for minors, legal support, information on asylum in France and other European countries, access to WiFi and phone charging and classes.
Jason Davis, John Anderson, Mirco Cattabriga, Aaron Jones, Amanda Johnson, Steve McQueen
Refugee Youth Service was created in 2015 in the settlement in Calais formerly known as the Jungle. Today, unaccompanied minors continue to come to Calais and Dunkirk and need support.
Our team has individuals from a total of 5 different countries, speaking a total of 8 different languages. We pride ourselves on our multicultural approach. In the field relationship building is an integral part of our work. Centered around wellbeing, social development and informal education, we try to promote an environment that develops feelings of belonging, self-worth and a sense of community.
RYS continues to advocate for the rights of unaccompanied minors and has worked hard to promote and facilitate access to legal routes to safety in France and the UK.
Ultimately, through a holistic approach to the individual’s wellbeing we support unaccompanied children and young people to re-start their lives where they are, or safely and legally reach an alternative destination that is in their better interests.