Community Winners 2021

Young Asian Voices (YAV)

Young Asian Voices (YAV) is a multicultural youth and community project which works and supports young people as well as adults in the city of Sunderland. Since its inception in 1996, YAV has maintained a good structure and a management committee which oversees all project work. YAV provides youth sessions, junior sessions, holiday programmes, sporting opportunities, volunteering opportunities, talent pathways, employment opportunities and various educational training to young people and adults, through its core strands: YAV Employability Hub, YAV Youth & Community Hub, YAV Sporting Academy, YAV Training Academy, Culture Hub and Volunteer Academy. YAV also has an excellent reputation for delivering quality youth work and staff development within Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in Sunderland and it has a strong partnership working with city of Sunderland Council.