Braintree Youth Project Charity is a Christian Organisation, creating a caring and safe environment in which young people are respected, valued and offered opportunities. We offer a drop-in centre for young people aged between 11 and 18 years, where they are able to enjoy food and drink, have a chance to relax with their friends in safety and find support when the need arises.
We offer young people the opportunity to join in with a variety of activities at ‘The Hut’ (the BYPC premises); such as cooking, art, crafts, sport, board games, movie nights and more, as well as education and training. Sometimes there are opportunities for the young people to enjoy days out and special activities at adventure centres, the cinema, bowling, laser tag and more.. We also try to make opportunities to take the young people on residential trips to places like Wales or the Lake District, where they can do lots of outdoor activities and perhaps learn new things about themselves and their capabilities.
At BYPC, we offer hospitality to everyone we meet in an atmosphere of safety, with a focus on young people. We seek to nurture young people as they develop the qualities of respect, care, empathy, courage, responsibility and resilience in their lives. We demonstrate the same love to them that we believe God shows to us. All young people are welcome without regard to class, race, gender, sexuality, religion or background.
BYPC is a Christian charity. We believe that God created and values all human beings as precious and wonderful. As followers of Christ, we are called to take every opportunity to show people just how valuable and precious they are to God and, through the work of BYPC, we partner with organisations and friends, whether they share our faith or not, to help young people know that they are cared for, respected, valued and worthwhile so that they can make the most of good opportunities.
While volunteers are not required to hold a Christian faith, it is expected that they share in the aims, ethos and vision of the charity.