Through YCH youth projects young people learn new skills, meet new people and develop their personal and social skills by taking part in activities including art, sports, drama, dance and music. They can also get advice and support on issues which are important to them, such as emotional wellbeing, relationships and sexual health.
There are projects specifically for young people with learning disabilities, LGBT+ young people and young people in care and care leavers. Our Positive Alternatives projects are for young people who may be at risk of becoming involved in gangs or violent crime and help them learn how to keep themselves safe and make positive choices for their future. All projects enable the development of independent living skills, confidence, self-esteem and resilience.
There are almost 200 projects running across the whole of Hertfordshire every week. To find out about projects in your area visit:
So we can manage numbers and ensure everyone’s safety, young people should get in touch with their local team before attending a project.
We also ask that young people follow these guidelines when attending projects this term:
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser when arriving
- Keep a safe social distance from others at all times
- Remember to bring your own face covering
Parents/carers and professionals who work with young people can refer a young person to a project if they think it would be of benefit.