News & Events

Thu 29th Mar 2012
Tue 27th Mar 2012
Mon 26th Mar 2012
Mon 12th Mar 2012
Wed 29th Feb 2012
Thu 23rd Feb 2012


Youth Training

Youth3 YFEST7 YFEST4
"Chelmsford YMCA is great because there is a wide range of opportunities for young people. It has impacted me a great deal and helped me with my self-esteem." (Charlotte)

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.

16 - 19 Training (Focus project)

A flexible alternative education programme for 16-19 year olds that starts in September and runs throughout the academic year. Its purpose is to get young people who are not already engaging or are struggling in the education environment, on to a programme that fits around them, which they are happy to commit to and will help them to re-engage with mainstream education. The programme will run one day a week and is built around team work challenges, literacy, numeracy, ICT and a 3 day residential focusing on self esteem and confidence building.

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. For more information, please email Craig Gough or call 01245 355677.

Supported Lodgings

Homelessness in young people is a misunderstood and often hidden problem, particularly in the more affluent towns of Essex such as Chelmsford. Chelmsford YMCA heads up a Supported Lodgings project which aims to find friendly, supportive and safe rooms in the community to give 16 and 17 year olds a place to call home. This age group is particularly vulnerable, as they are in a transitional period between childhood and adulthood. In addition to providing the right environment, we also aim to work on young people's motivation, self-esteem and self-confidence as well as helping to build practical skills such as budgeting and cooking. We also help them with applying for work or education.

Click here to see a short promotional video about Supported Lodgings which was made by the young people of Chelmsford YMCA.

For more information, please contact our Youth Projects Manager Craig Gough.