Stevenage

Youth projects for young people in the Stevenage district

YC Hertfordshire Services for Young People is running the following online group sessions and outdoor programmes for young people in the Stevenage 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.stevenage@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.

Identity Online LGBT+ Project

Every Wednesday, 6-8.30pm

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

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.

Megamix Online Project For Young People with Learning Disabilities

Every other Tuesday, 4-5pm

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

Stevenage Youth Council Online Project

Every other Wednesday, 1-2pm

The Stevenage Youth Council is a chance for young people in the Stevenage 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!

For young people aged 11-19.

Supporting You Online Project

Every Thursday, 4.30-6.30pm

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 12-15.

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.

Stevenage Street-based Project

Monday-Friday, 2-4pm and 4.30-6.30pm

Follow the @StevenageTeam 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.