cohort 6YMCA Derbyshire aims to be the centre of a vibrant community where our young and vulnerable people discover their potential and, with help and encouragement, develop their skills to build a better future.

David Finn, our Programmes and Participation Manager and his team endeavour to develop and deliver a bespoke programme of engaging and positive activities, primarily aimed at YMCA Derbyshire residents and Ambitions East Midlands clients, aged 18 to 24 year olds.



With an overall aim to improve self confidence, increase aspiration, improve mental health and encourage a busy, productive and team-centred life style, our extensive positive activity programme includes:

  • Volunteering programmes
  • Informal learning tasters
  • Business mentoring support
  • Resident involvement
  • Work experience programmes
  • Activity to support the reduction of self harm