Valleys Kids vision is:
“a celebration of the achievements of individuals and communities who, through trying different activities and having new experiences, broaden their horizons and achieve their potential”
Valleys Kids has a 35 year long successful track record of innovative community development initiatives. We began working in a whitewashed coal cellar in Penygraig with two staff on a job share and a handful of volunteers in 1977. Now we have 50 staff, over 100 volunteers, 4 community hubs, a residential centre on the Gower and a centre for creative industries in Porth, a minibus and a magic playbox van. Our turnover is around £2 million per annum.
We have changed the lives of thousands of individuals across the South Wales Valleys. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to move from dependence to independence regardless of social, economic or geographic disadvantage.
Valleys Kids’ Director and Co-founder, Richard Morgan MBE reflects on parts of the journey of the organisation in transforming communities.