By mitigating several of the 'risk' factors associated with family breakdown and increasing protective factors (providing opportunities for engagement, positive attitudes and relationships) we are aiming to reduce the potential of young people between the ages of 9-17 becoming displaced from their families and homes. Currently 85% of our residents aged 16-25 state family break down as the catalyst for their homelessness.
F4YP services offer a varied programme of activities throughout the academic year both after school and during school holidays. Activities are based around multi sports, music, singing, dance, drama, art, design & technology, science, literacy, canoeing, rock climbing and swimming, as well as offering additional supporting needs and pastoral care. We work alongside families and schools so as to make sure YP develop greater self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience, improved communication, social and problem solving skills, as well as helping to address further issues such social skills, bullying, isolation and emotional well being.
Activities are run by age ranges which are split by school year:
MINIS - years 1-4
JUNIORS - years 5-8
SENIORS - years 9-11
We are also able to offer discounts or FREE places to those in receipt of Pupil Premium/ Free School meals, as well as acknowledge and support those in hardship. To see the full list of activities and fees for this school year please click on the relevant link below.
We also offer swimming classes to those in year 1+, run in 6 week blocks on Thursdays at Polam Swimming school, Bedford. If you are interested in booking a place please contact a member of the F4YP team.
Summer Term After School Clubs 2018:
Future Holiday Course Dates 2017/18:
Summer Holidays - Minis/Juniors 23/27th July & 30th July - 3rd August
Seniors Summer Dates TBC
October Half Term - Seniors Residential Date TBC
Sophie Stock F4YP Activities Coordinator
01234 264109 direct line
01234 307040 YMCA Bedfordshire main office