We believe changing lives by transforming culture is possible – and we want to show you how.
Why Are We Here?
We believe that ours can be a nation of thriving communities with hope filled young people creating a future where all can flourish. We are working to make that a reality.
Who Are We?
We are a growing group of friends, dedicated to our faith, to one another and to the desire to see hope, life and joy return to our local community and across our nation.
What makes us unique?
We have learnt how to transform the social atmosphere, the culture in a place. We’d love to show you how you can do the same; make the settings and groups you are part of happier, healthier places for everyone. We are more than just a team with a task to do, we support and join each other in many aspects of our lives as well as the youth and community work we do. For us every bit of our lives is an expression of our faith, not just our prayer times alone or together. In our work we focus both on young people and the communities in which they exist. In the same way we are equally concerned for our local communities and the nation as a whole.
What Do We Do?
We base ourselves in local communities and work with churches, schools and other agencies to shift culture and provide the best opportunities for young people and communities to flourish. Grounded in local mission this way, we are able to support others across our region and the country as they work to see their young people and communities flourishing too.
There is Always Hope
Everyone is Precious
We all have a purpose
Authentic Community bringing Radical Change
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Centres in the UK
We moved to Whitley, Reading in 2014, and it is our national HQ as well as a local centre. The work includes schools’ work, working particularly with students at risk of exclusion through our Re:Start program. We are also working closely with the local churches to implement a combined youth and families strategy for Whitley, as well as training and equipping the local community to bring a shift in culture. For a more detailed version of this exciting story, visit our News section or follow this link.
Wheatley in Oxfordshire is where SYC (then known as Fusion) first arrived in the UK in 2003.
In 2014 the local team of about 30 volunteers and a handful of team members became an Associate Centre.
The work there includes an annual St George’s day community festival as well as an Advent Pageant and Harvest Festival most years. There is a weekly kids’ club during term time and an annual holiday club which is booked out within 2 hours of registrations opening each year. Youth work includes a youth club, discipleship group and involvement in the community events and the summer holiday club as peer leaders. For a more detailed version of this exciting story, visit our News section or follow this link.
The work focuses around 3 areas: Youth and Community, Christian Youth Outreach and Witham BB.