North Herts

Youth projects for young people in the North Herts district, which includes Letchworth, Hitchin, Baldock and Royston

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

If you are a young person and would like to join any of these groups, please call the team on 01438 843340, text 'SUPPORT' to 07860 065178 or email ych.northherts@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.

Positive Alternatives Summer Programmes

Programme 1: 3rd–14th August 2020
5-8pm Monday-Friday for two weeks 

Programme 2: 17th–28th August 2020
5-8pm 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.

North Herts Street-based Project

Monday-Friday, 11.30am-1.30pm and 2pm-4pm

Follow the @NorthHertsTeam on Twitter for details of where they are each day

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.

Youth Council Online Project

Every other Monday, 1-2pm

The North Herts Youth Council is a chance for young people in the North Herts area to have their say.

There are many things you can do to have your say - a youth council is a formal way of enabling you to do this. At the same time as learning new skills you will meet lots of new friends and have a lot of fun!

We always welcome new members, so please get in touch if you'd like to join.

For young people aged 11-17.

Snappy G’s Online Project

Every other Tuesday, 1-2pm

Join this group for supportive discussions with youth workers and other young people with learning disabilities in your area. We focus on relationships, health and emotional well-being.

For young people aged 13-17

Supporting You Online Project

Every Thursday 1-2pm

If you would like some support with your emotional wellbeing or are struggling with anxiety or low mood, this project is for you!

You will learn techniques to help you look after your emotional and mental wellbeing and develop skills to improve your confidence and self-esteem. We will help you through any challenges and pressures you are facing in your life.

For young people aged 13-16.