Broxbourne

Youth projects for young people in the Broxbourne district, which includes Waltham Cross, Cheshunt and Hoddesdon

YC Hertfordshire Services for Young People is running the following online group sessions and outdoor programmes for young people in the Broxbourne district during the 2020 school summer holidays.

If you are a young person and would like to join any of these projects, please call the team on 01992 588220, text 'SUPPORT' to 07860 065173 or email ych.broxbourne@hertfordshire.gov.uk

If you are a professional or parent/carer and would like to refer a young person to any of these projects please make a referral.

Focus Online Project for Young People (Aged 13-17) with Learning Disabilities

Tuesdays, 6.30-7.30pm

27th July and 4th, 11th and 18th August 2020

Join this project for supportive discussions with youth workers and other young people with learning disabilities in your area. As part of our enjoyable and engaging programme, we discuss relationships, health, emotional wellbeing and developing skills for independent living. 

For young people with mild to moderate learning disabilities aged 13-17.

Focus Online Project for Young Adults (Aged 18-24) with Learning Disabilities

Wednesdays, 7.30-8.30pm

22nd and 29th July 2020
5th, 12th and 19th August 2020

Join this project for supportive discussions with youth workers and other young people with learning disabilities in your area. As part of our enjoyable and engaging programme, we discuss relationships, health, emotional wellbeing and developing skills for independent living.

For young adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities aged 18-24.

LGBT+ Online Project for 13-17 year-olds

Tuesdays, 6-7pm

20th and 27th July and 4th August 2020

This project is a for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender variant people and those questioning their sexuality.

Join this group for discussions with other young LGBT+ people in the area and to get information and support from YC Hertfordshire youth workers. 

For young LGBT+ people aged 13-17 in the Broxbourne district.

Positive Alternatives Summer Programmes

Programme 1: 3rd–14th August 2020
1.30-4.30pm Monday-Friday for two weeks

Programme 2: 10th–21st August 2020
3-6pm Monday-Friday for two weeks

The YC Hertfordshire Positive Alternatives programme is for young people aged 11-17 and incorporates practical sport or art sessions with interactive workshops. You will learn about keeping yourself safe and making positive choices in relation to gangs and knife crime.

Each session includes 2 hours of sports or arts delivered by professional instructors and an interactive workshop delivered by fully-qualified and experienced youth workers. The workshops focus on:

  • identity and belonging
  • gang culture
  • stereotypes and gender
  • violence
  • responsibilities
  • county lines
  • knife crime and reducing use of weapons


On completion of the programme you will receive a certificate of participation and a £30 Amazon voucher.

Read more about Positive Alternatives and see comments from young people who've taken part.


Please note:
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all summer 2020 programmes will be taking place outdoors and all participants must adhere to the 2m social distancing rules and handwashing practices throughout. All equipment will be sanitised and single-use. Anyone feeling unwell or with any COVID-19 symptoms must not attend.

Street-based Project at Barclay Park, Pound Close, North Hoddesdon and Hoddeson Town Centre

Thursdays, 4-6pm

23rd and 30th July 2020 
6th, 20th and 27th August 2020

At this street-based (detached) project YC Hertfordshire youth workers offer support to young people with a range of issues, including mental health and wellbeing, education, employment and training. Young people can talk to our youth workers about concerns about their future and any feelings of isolation and loneliness resulting from the COVID-19 restrictions.

Young people will also be reminded of social distancing guidelines to help control the virus in their communities.

Our youth workers ensure they carry out their youth work following the latest social distancing guidance.

Street-based Project at Goffs Lane and Cheshunt Park

Fridays, 1.30-3.30pm

24th and 31st July 2020
7th, 14th, 21st and 28th August 2020

At this street-based (detached) project YC Hertfordshire youth workers offer support to young people with a range of issues, including mental health and wellbeing, education, employment and training. Young people can talk to our youth workers about concerns about their future and any feelings of isolation and loneliness resulting from the COVID-19 restrictions.

Young people will also be reminded of social distancing guidelines to help control the virus in their communities.

Our youth workers ensure they carry out their youth work following the latest social distancing guidance.

Street-based Project at Grundy Park and Pond, Cheshunt

Mondays, 3.30-5.30pm

20th and 27th July 2020
3rd, 10th and 17th August 2020

At this street-based (detached) project YC Hertfordshire youth workers offer support to young people with a range of issues, including mental health and wellbeing, education, employment and training. Young people can talk to our youth workers about concerns about their future and any feelings of isolation and loneliness resulting from the COVID-19 restrictions.

Young people will also be reminded of social distancing guidelines to help control the virus in their communities.

Our youth workers ensure they carry out their youth work following social distancing guidance.