Gifted Young Generation (GYG) is The Grand Healthy Living Centre’s youth service and designed to help young people to develop skills for their futures, create friendships and support young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
They inspire young people, raise aspirations and create positive memories.
GYG is based in Gravesend town centre, where there’s something for young people to do every evening of the week. They run youth clubs across the borough, activities in schools, singing workshops, cooking classes and have a podcast.
Working with professionals from different industries they aim to inspire young people, from arts and culture to sport and business – and everything in between.
In the past they have been lucky enough to work with West End actors, respected health professionals and talented artists who have worked across the UK for major events such as Glastonbury Festival.
Mental health and wellbeing is at the heart of everything they do. They provide essential services such as our one-to-one counselling service, peer support groups and by fostering friendships throughout the variety of groups and workshops they run.
The flagship annual event is a showcase of young people’s talents and skills, which takes place each November in a local theatre. The event helps raise thousands of pounds for Active Listening, our youth counselling service.
Gifted Young Generation began more than 10 years ago as Gifted Young Gravesham. Since then it has grown every year to include more opportunities for young people.
How GYG is funded
GYG is funded by Kent County Council, The Kuflink Foundation and via partnership projects with organisations such as The Royal Opera House Bridge, Whitstable Biennale, Kent Sport, Kent Police and Kent Police Crime Commissioner.