With Young People (For Parents)
Our norms are:
Build people up
(Don’t tear them down)
Help people grow
(Don’t hold them back)
Our faith informs the “how and why” we do youth work day to day, and in certain external contexts (not our schools’ work), we will provide opportunities for people to choose the Christian faith as their own, but this will be clearly communicated before the event.
What we offer
A range of mentoring and training programs, both formal and informal, tailored to the needs of the individual school and its students. Please see our separate schools’ work section for more information.
Talk 'n' Tucker
What we offer
Your Younger Kids
Kids’ clubs run after school on a weekly basis or during the holidays, and are fun filled programs focusing on values for healthy relating. Children are also introduced to Bible stories in fun and inspiring ways.
SYC is headed up by qualified youth and community workers with youth work, teaching and training experience across three continents. All our youth workers, including trainees and interns, are DBS cleared and we operate a safeguarding policy for recruiting through to incident management. All our trainees, volunteers and interns receive youth work training and ongoing mentoring.
‘Both our daughters love spending time with members of the Shift Youth + Community team, they take an interest in what the girls have to say and respond in a kind and caring manner. Anika is one of their youth leaders and as parents we love the time she spends with our girls, playing games, listening and being a great example of a Christian. If either of our girls had a problem and felt they couldn’t come to us, we hope they would ask Anika for help.’
Neil and Toya
Parents, Whitley, Reading.
‘My daughter Lauren has gone on to university, but during her gap year spent 2 months with Fusion in Jamaica [part of the International network that SYC is a part of], helping to run kids’ clubs and days out, and experiencing first hand the immense challenges that poverty and neglect bring to youth work. I know she feels enormously grateful for that opportunity. I should add that neither of us hold a faith at present. However, we strongly align ourselves with the belief in community and humanity, and hold our connection with [Shift Youth + Community] as a very precious and important part of our lives.’
Parent, Wheatley, Oxfordshire