YMCA Bedfordshire


Our F4YP project helps support marginalised, disadvantaged 5-16 year old children young people and their peers, through after school and holiday clubs. The clubs mix fun with learning. They work closely with schools to support and build links with young people and their families.

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. 

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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.




Dates for your diary:

Holiday Clubs

October Half Term- Seniors 4 day residential- 13-16yrs

Autumn Term Concert: Saturday 1st December 12-2.30pm

February Half Term 11,12,13th- 5-14yrs

Seniors Day Trip- Friday 15th February

Spring Term Concert- Saturday 23rd March 12-2.30pm

Easter 8,9,10,11th April- 5-16yrs

Summer Term Concert- Saturday 29th June 12-2.30pm

Summer Holidays

22-26th July- 5-16yrs

29th July- 2nd August- 5-16yrs

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Contact Details

Sophie Stock F4YP Youth Services Lead 


01234 220515 direct line

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