Winter HAF – Y-Kidz

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Y Kidz Winter HAF Winter HAF - Y-Kidz What is Winter HAF? YMCA Y-Kidz kicked the year off by delivering an excellent Winter HAF provision over the school holidays. The programme is targeted to support children and young people who receive free school meals, offering a safe and supportive environment where they can learn, be active and eat well,...

Youth Matters Awards 2021

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YMCA Derbyshire recognised with special COVID Community Impact Award at national youth charity awards Staff, volunteers, residents and students from YMCA Derbyshire, who went above and beyond in challenging times, are celebrating after taking home a very special award at the highly anticipated return of YMCA’s Youth Matters Awards on the 5th of November. The...

Jolly Jumper 2021

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YMCA Jolly Jumper 2021 Can you help to provide young people facing homelessness a Christmas to remember? The festive period can be an especially difficult time for the young people living at YMCA Derbyshire as they are often estranged from their families. This year, YMCA Derbyshire is asking for help to show their young people that they are thought...

YMCA Derbyshire receives a generous donation of suits from Stuncroft.

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Stuncroft donating suits to YMCA Derbyshire Stuncroft donates interview clothing for our young people. We were thrilled to receive a generous donation of suits and dresses from Stuncroft, a South Yorkshire clothing manufacturer. YMCA Derbyshire are on a mission to provide our young people with smart clothing, to empower them to feel confident in job interviews and progressing into the world...

60 new homes to be built in Derby to help young people onto the property ladder

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Aspirational Housing 60 affordable homes are being built on Cotton Lane in Derby, designed specifically for young people in work, education/training or leaving their family home. The ‘Aspirational Housing’ development is managed by YMCA Derbyshire. The intention with the new development is to give young people the opportunity gain a successful tenancy history and save...

We are empowering our young people to become leaders

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YMCA Derbyshire Power Pioneers Our young people are developing their leadership skills by taking on higher responsibilities around the campus. The ‘Power Pioneers’ project sees a different group of six young people given the opportunity to expand their skillset every four weeks. They are given duties which include helping the accommodation and maintenance teams with...

Standing in Solidarity

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YMCA Derbyshire stands with all who are hurting and affected by the brutal murder of George Floyd in the USA and with those seeking peacefully to end racism and discrimination. We understand that the consequences of this injustice are felt deeply by our staff and the communities we serve. As a local YMCA, we believe…

YMCA Derbyshire’s Ceilidh – 2nd September 2016

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Elizabeth Fothergill CBE DL, The High Sheriff of Derbyshire hosts a Ceilidh which raises £30,000 for YMCA Derbyshire. On Friday 2nd September 2016 180 guests were treated to a first class Scottish themed evening at Westgate Studios Long Eaton. YMCA Derbyshire’s Training & Education staff, along with our catering students and young residents, prepared, cooked…

Home and Hope: YMCA Derbyshire’s Annual Celebration Event

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Young people at YMCA Derbyshire annual celebration event

Our celebration event is a chance for young learners, residents, staff and supporters to come together to celebrate the achievements of our young people and supporters from the past twelve months. The Keith Lewis Memorial Award was given to Mai Cook who had completed her City and Guilds in Retail and Customer Service, actively volunteered,…

Tensing Group

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Come and volunteer at YMCA Derbyshire We are looking for 4 Volunteer Creative Young Leaders for Derby’s first Young People’s Tensing Group.  YOUNG MINDS CREATIVE ARTS  BACKGROUND INFORMATION  YMCA Derbyshire in partnership with Derby City Church and Derby University are working to establish Derby’s first young people’s Tensing group from October 2016. Tensing is an international youth…