XTRAX (Young People's Centre)

Skill Xtr@x

To re-engage, disadvantaged and/or socially excluded, young people aged 16-24 years old back into education, employment or training through the provision of holistic, confidence building courses, set in a safe atmosphere where individuals will be encouraged to grow.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1037310)




  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy




Hastings is often in the top 10 nationally for unemployment, poverty, poor exam results and mental health issues. Many of our young people are benefit dependant as their parents were before them, they have come out of the care system, are young offenders, young parents or didn’t finish school. Some of these issues have left them dis-engaged and unable to fully participate in society. We are passionate about helping these young people to realise their full potential.


Through engagement in our Youth Access Hub we will run 4 x 10 week courses per year which will include basic maths and English leading to a qualification, a residential at an outward bound centre to learn team building skills, art sessions, career guidance and life skills such as cooking, letter writing, etc.. We will have a flexible approach to learning allowing the individual to grow in a safe environment through goal planning and achieving and also through a volunteer peer mentoring system.