Durham Youth For Christ

Durham Youth For Christ

Charity information

Durham Youth For Christ

Durham Youth For Christ works with disadvantaged and marginalised young people in deprived areas of Durham.

Founded 2007

  • Mission statement

    Durham YFC exists to bring hope, light, and transformation to the lives of young people in Durham. Durham YFC has a strong emphasis on the innate dignity of every young person and we believe they can be empowered to reach their full potential and transform their communities.

    Durham YFC was started in 2007 to work alongside local churches in supporting young people on the margins of their communities, and we have strong partnerships with churches in the area. Durham YFC also works with local schools, local youth and community centres, local council services, and the police in supporting local young people

    Durham YFC delivers weekly street-based detached youth work on weekday and Friday nights in local estates to positively engage marginalised young people and provide diversionary activities. To strengthen this we run a mentoring programme, using volunteer mentors to support individuals one to one each week who are most at risk. Many of these young people access our recently developed ‘Choose Life’ wellbeing course which addresses issues such as emotional health and self esteem. Our most recent project has been the PACMAN project, working alongside local police to improve relationships between police and young people with significant success. We also run two junior after-school activity clubs in partnership with local community centres and churches.

  • Aims

    Durham Youth For Christ aims to:

    • Work in partnership with local churches, local schools, local youth and community centres, local council services, and the police to support marginalised young people.
    • Support disadvantaged and marginalised young people in deprived areas of Durham
  • Overview

    Established: January 2007

    Registered Charity Number: 1133338

    Board members: 7

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 15

    Phone number: 07912568911

    Address: St Giles Church Gilesgate Durham DH1 1QH

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  • Reflex Durham

    To mobilise a volunteer force to provide credible youth work in deprived areas of Durham; ... More