Children, young people and families are at the heart of our charity

We believe that every young person should have access to nurturing, non-judgemental and safe learning environments so they can develop their interests and fulfil their individual potential.

When the Community & Activity Village opens later this year we will welcome babies, toddlers to our Nursery, have an after-school facility and our own YMCA school holiday provision  – Camp Williams.

“Our projects are designed to build trust, positive relationships and social responsibility to empower young people in a way that will help them make better life decisions in adulthood.”

Steffen Benbow, Operations Manager for Children, Youth & Family

Children will belong, contribute and thrive

At the heart of all our charity’s programmes for children and young people are four core values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. These values form the bedrock of promoting the developmental assets needed to equip a child with key life skills to make good decisions as they enter adulthood.

Every week, children are rewarded for demonstrating these values as we hand out a ‘Core Values Award’ certificate.