What is OYCI?

We are a youth action charity dedicated to ensuring all young people have the opportunity to have fun! Our projects bring young people together in their community and provide opportunities for personal growth and support their wellbeing. Young people have a voice and a choice in everything we do! 

Our activity is always free to participate in and we provide transport and food when required.  

Every month we have a wide range of free activities for young people aged 10 – 18 to get involved in, including: 

  • Weekly clubs  
  • Workshops  
  • Digital youth work  
  • Social action  
  • Have Your Say days 
  • Leadership, accreditation & volunteering  
  • Holiday programmes/events


Discover What's On

Click here to find out all the activities we have coming up, and sign up for free! 

Get Involved

You can sign up for all OYCI activities for free – click the button below to see what we have on.

We’ll send you a monthly update of what we’ve got going on and you can pick and choose what you’d like to come to. If you can’t get to us we’ll organise transport, and we’ll always make sure you’re fed! 

If you go to Alva Academy we currently have two after school clubs: Fun, Food, and Friendships on a Tuesday and drama club on a Friday.

Both clubs meet in the foyer straight after school – just come along, or speak to Mrs Gibson for more info.  

What Do I Need?

Usually – just yourself. We provide everything you need for any of our activities, as well as transport and snacks when needed. If you are ever unsure about any of our sessions just ask and we’ll make sure we do what we can to reassure you.  

As long as you come along ready to have fun you have all you need!

Meet the Team

Click here to see the smiling faces of team OYCI. 

Your Safety

All our youth workers are trained to work with people your age, and we’ve all been through a process called disclosure, which means we’ve been checked by the government and they’ve given us the thumbs up to work with young people.  There will always be a trained first aider at your session and where possible, a mental health first aider.

You can read our child protection policy using the link below.

If you ever feel unsafe with OYCI, speak to any of the team or a parent or guardian and let them know your concerns.  

OYCI is a safe space and we want to keep it that way.  

What to Expect

There’s a few things you can expect at OYCI: 

  • To have fun 
  • To make positive change in your community 
  • To have your voice heard 
  • To meet new friends  
  • To learn new things  
  • To feel safe 

If you come along and don’t feel like these things are happening, let us know and we’ll do our best to change that.