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TheSite.org aims to be the first place all young adults turn to when they need support and guidance through life. They believe all young people have the capacity to make their own decisions and life choices, provided they have access to high quality, impartial information and advice. They don’t tell anyone how to lead their lives—they just believe everybody should have all the information they need to make their own decisions. They provide factsheets and articles on all the key issues facing young people including: sex and relationships; drinking and drugs; work and study; housing, legal and finances; and health and wellbeing. Their vibrant community area works hand-in-hand with this content. Here, their users can seek peer-to-peer support and advise each other on the issues concerning them. Meeting young people where they’re at right now, TheSite.org will continue to be an inclusive social environment enabling all 16–24 year-olds to express themselves and address the issues that concern them. YouthNet, the charity behind TheSite.org, also runs a sister site, do-it.org.uk. Launched in 2001, do-it.org.uk is the most diverse and comprehensive national database of volunteering opportunities in the UK. Each month, do-it.org.uk attracts an average of 35,000 visitors. Of these, 6,000 people go on to register for at least one of the opportunities listed.
Youth groups are great places to make your first gay friends. When run properly they are also a very safe space in which to start learning what kind of gay man or woman you want to be. However, please note, the rules and laws governing who can and cannot run a youth group are not perfect. New methods to help you confirm the integrity of people who run youth groups are being introduced over the next couple of years, but for the time being, even if you ask for references, you need to rely on your own judgement to determine whether or not the people running the youth group that you attend are responsible and trustworthy.
|Telephone:||020 7226 8008|
|Address:||TheSite.org / YouthNet UK 3rd Floor, 2–3 Upper Street Islington London N1 0PQ|
|Information last updated:||11 October 2010|