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Youth Training

Young Governors Project

A group of young people aged 16+ meets every few weeks to shadow the YMCA Board. To find out more, please visit the Young Governors page.

Focus Programme (Alternative education for young people aged 14-16)

“Your project offers young people a diverse range of qualifications with an amazing level of support. It was a pleasure to see all the excellent work that is going on at Chelmsford YMCA.” (Partner)

The Focus program aims to involve young people who are not already engaging or are struggling in the education environment with a 10-week program that fits around them, which they are happy to commit to and will help them to re-engage with mainstream education. This program covers literacy and numeracy and also focuses on raising self-esteem and confidence. As we are an accredited OCN Center, the young people work towards Level 1 or Level 2 accredited learning qualifications, as well as an accredited Health and Safety qualification. They will also be supported to complete non-accredited learning modules and will be offered work experience taster days.

Schools Family Support

We work closely with primary and secondary schools and families, offering support and guidance for parents and children by running various sessions in schools in the Chelmsford area, such as: social skills groups, parents’ support sessions, games clubs, anger management sessions, one-to-one sessions, and team-building workshops.

Contact Us

For more information on our youth training programs, please email ben.gibbons@ymcachelmsford.org.uk or call 01245 355677.

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