About Us

At Youth Trust we are passionate about making a difference to lives of young people in the Isle of Man and wish to empower them to bring about positive change to their lives and the community in which they live. We wish to assist in retaining the Isle of Man as nice and supportive place for young people to grow up where they can be happy, enjoy life and prosper.

We empower young people to lead healthy lifestyles and make informed decisions and choices about issues that affect their lives.

Our Objectives

Empower young people to lead healthy lifestyles and make informed decisions and choices about issues that affect their lives.

Promote the raising of awareness of matters affecting, and recognition of the achievements of, young people and to encourage contribution to the welfare of the wider community.

Promote the development of recreational, educational or other services and supports for young people.

Board of Directors

Martin Macfarlane

Martin is an experienced youth worker with a diverse background ranging from centre based, street youth work and theory analysis. He is also a Onchan Commissioner and an IT professional holding professional membership with the BCS.

Sarah Jarvis

Sarah is a marketing and PR professional of many years’ standing, and is currently the marketing manager for local telecoms company Sure. Her experience includes teaching marketing to undergraduates and professional students at the IOM Business School.

David Parnell

David is a chartered management accountant with vast experience of governance across a number of industries. He is also a Castletown Commissioner, Coach at Douglas Rugby Club for the under 18s and previously served as a member of the education council.

Mike Clague

Mike has considerable experience of working with young people following a successful 46-year career in education. Following retirement in 2010 as Youth and Community Advisor; Mike continues working with young people through his magic club and local charities.