Could your business help support local young people?
In 2016 we hope to partner with more local businesses to create change for young people in Leatherhead and across Mole Valley. If you're business would like to work with us by sponsoring projects, volunteering and adding skills to LYP, please get in touch.
In 2014 we launched Allsaints Coffee Shop and Enterprise centre, our first social enterprise. Allsaints employs 4 local young people on year-long apprenticeships, allowing them to learn new skills whilst earning their first wage.
BFree Youth Cafe is open Monday to Friday, 3:15pm-6:15pm for local young people aged 11-17. This is a safe space for young people to meet, play games, talk to local youth workers, and get involved with other youth projects.
Leatherhead Youth Project
Hello and welcome to the LYP website.
LYP is a local charity passionate about helping young people. We offer innovative youth services in Leatherhead and across Mole Valley which aim to respond to local needs and help young people to be safe, happy and making positive changes in their lives.
We have a diverse range of projects and activities on offer in order to provide long-term support for ages 7-19, including BFree Youth Café, Counselling & Mentoring, Schools Work, Sports Projects, International trips and offering qualifications such as Duke of Edinburgh.
Please get in touch if you would like to learn more about our work.
We take a relational and positive approach which provides support and skills to disadvantaged young people, helping them to overcome barriers they are facing and build a brighter future. We are a team of experienced youth workers and counsellors who care about the local community, and between us we have a total of 40 years of delivering services to young people in Leatherhead.
Our approach involves..
Every Day Youth Work - Offering services to young people every day to ensure they have things to do and places to go. At BFree Youth Cafe, we offer a safe, supportive base 5 days a week.
Prioritising Relationship - We take a relational approach to our youth work, ensuring that we build positive and appropriate relationships with young people and their families.
Being holistic - From saying hello to a young person for the first time, through to supporting them into employment as an adult, we aim to offer a holistic service which supports every stage of their development as a young person.
Co-Production - We believe that young people should have the opportunity to shape and lead the youth work they engage in. We have several youth councils and steering groups to ensure young people take ownership over the projects at LYP.
We’re pleased to announce that we are soon to begin an exciting Community Needs Assessment project, which will consult local young people and families about their needs and ask them what they think about local youth services. ‘Your Community, Your Voice’…
We have just returned from a fantastic 4 days away at Freestyle Youth Camp. Every year we take a group of young people to Reeds School during the Easter holidays for 4 days of activities, workshops, games, swimming and our…
If you haven’t read Part 1 of Hopes for 2016, click here. 6 Duke of Edinburgh Bronze – This year we are re-launching our Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award programme after taking a group through DofE Silver in 2015. Duke…
We are always looking for volunteers who can help us with the work we do.
Suitable volunteers will need to be able to relate young people and build positive relationships with them. Please contact us for a role description and to talk more about this if you are interested in volunteering.
We have previously benefitted from individuals completing sponsored events on our behalf, such as Runs and Triathlons. If you would like to raise funds for us, please contact us to discuss this further.