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The Earl of Wessex with Essex DofE students

Thirty years after achieving his very own Gold Award, Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, is touring the world to inspire a new generation to sign up to The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The mode of inspiration? The ancient sport of Real Tennis!

Group of disabled young people celebrating D of E success

Essex Youth Service is pleased to have supported the first ever group of students from Edith Borthwick Special School in Braintree to achieve their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Plan B team receiving award at You Make A Difference Awards

The Youth Service team that support Plan B were ‘Highly Commended’ at this year's You Make a Difference Awards.


Over 60 schools in Essex run the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award through the Essex County Council licence

Boy and car

Jessica has just successfully completed her work experience placement as part of Essex Youth Service’s Plan B program.

man and boy

Congratulations to Jason Toms who has recently been highly commended in the Care Leavers category at the Coram Voice Awards.

Maldon Plan B Success

07 April 2017
people from the Maldon area

Congratulations to nine young people from the Maldon area who have successfully completed our Plan B programme.

Fusion has launched!!

16 March 2017
people paying football

On the 14 February a new youth club opened in Harwich which saw 50 young people attending on its first night.

Rowhedge Youth Club

16 February 2017
People sitting in a row

Essex Youth Service in Colchester has been supporting one of our local Community Groups.

Large group of young people sat outdoors

We're looking for seasonal staff to support our National Citizen Service programme this summer.