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Our Mission:

empower.

We want to engage, encourage and empower the young people and the youth culture of Bishop’s Stortford.

 
 
 
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Our Mission

Enable young people to reach their full potential; personally, socially & spiritually.

Through the development of positive relationships our aim is to encourage young people to reach the potential within them. We want to offer opportunities and training to young people in the town whilst also signposting them to initiatives already up and running and available to them.

 
 

What we do

We believe that in order to influence or change something you first need to engage with it. Therefore in order to engage the young people of Bishop’s Stortford we will look to use Thirst Youth Café as a place for Young People to build strong and trustworthy relationships with positive and responsible role models. This also means having an attitude of constantly learning about the current youth culture so as to remain relevant and therefore appealing.

 

we want to help in a holistic way

We want to be holistic in our outreach and help to mentor and train young men and women, teaching them good values, morals and life skills. We want to reach and serve young people across the spectrum, from those addicted to drink, drugs, sex and violence, to those who have learning and social difficulties.

we give educational support

We want to offer one-to-one coaching in primary and secondary schools as a first step of intervention for those students who need a bit more help or support. The long-term goal is to offer those who struggle with mainstream education an alternative schooling option, Monday to Friday, whereby we can enrol young people who have been expelled, are unmanageable in the school system or who simply struggle with teaching styles of modern day education.

WE ENCOURAGE YOUNG PEOPLE

Encourage young people to reach their full potential; personally, socially & spiritually

Through the development of positive relationships our aim is to encourage young people to reach the potential within them. We want to offer opportunities and training to young people in the town whilst also signposting them to initiatives already up and running and available to them.
 

We aim to reduce crime and challenge stigma

The main issue within Bishop’s Stortford is the perception of crime and antisocial behaviour. Through a public youth project in a very visible area of the town we want to help the community see that young people are important, the future and are worth investing in. We want to help reduce youth related crime and antisocial behaviour in Bishop’s Stortford and the surrounding areas.

 
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October 2017

It’s a great place to volunteer because I’m learning new skills and stuff for later life.”

Thirst volunteer 

 
 

Get Involved

Time, skills and experience are hugely valuable assets to a project like ours and once again, if you can support us in this way then please get in touch.

 

get in touch

If you’d like to talk to someone or if you’d like to find out a little bit more about what we’re doing, don’t hesitate to contact us, or just drop in!

Volunteer opportunities

Giving financially is only one way in which you can give to the project. Giving of your own time and energy can make all the difference.

Make a Donation

If you would like to give to the Thirst project financially, you can do so through our Stewardship giving page or by contacting us directly