Provides you with the opportunity to meet regularly with an experienced youth worker who can help you work towards goals, set targets for change and growth, or help you make the space to develop new ideas and ways of thinking.Find out more
This programme looks at the different elements of searching for work, applying for a job, and most importantly, staying employed. From CV writing to interview skills, and team work to developing a career.Find out more
Our focus is on supporting young people and their need to experience positive mental health. We provide a programme of discussion and activities with techniques to help manage, control your well-being.Find out more
Exploring creative talents such as song writing, dance, theatre skills, poetry, with space to develop and share these in a performance setting.Find out more
Youth work announcement!
Following the announcement from the Government that we are in a national lockdown, the Youth Work we provide in all the areas we work in will look different. Our Youth Work across Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire will vary according to local plans, infection rates, and the teams we have in place.
To find out what’s happening in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Watford, Holywell, Abbots Langley, South Oxhey, Hatfield or Welwyn Garden City, please keep checking updates on our social media channels.
What do One YMCA do?
Sometimes known as YMCA Youth or One YMCA Youth Work, our goal is to support young people to belong, contribute and thrive. To do this, we lead a diverse range of youth work sessions across Watford, Three Rivers, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Stevenage, Wycombe and Aylesbury. We offer support and advice as well as the simple knowledge that we are a safe environment. We have created vibrant programmes to support development and growth and have a dedicated team of specialist staff and volunteers who work alongside the young people who use our services.
We use existing community spaces to run sessions across Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Each session has a capacity of around 20, with outside sessions supporting more. We also carry out outreach work on the streets of the area.
Our youth work model seeks to help young people belong, contribute, and thrive:
- Belong – we provide safe spaces for young people to be part of communities
- Contribute – we offer opportunities for young people to shape, lead and direct what we do and how we do it together
- Thrive – we offer support via mentoring and coaching for young people to achieve their potential, realise their aims and reach their goals
Our service is universal and welcomes people of all faiths. If targeted work is required, we adapt our provision to meet the needs of the young people who use our service.