News

Exciting entrepreneur event at the British Library

Last Tuesday, 2nd October we were lucky enough to be invited to the Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Black Britain and the Creative Industries event at the British Library. With some excellent speakers from a wide range of fields, it offered an invaluable insight into the world of business for the young people that attended. Our Project Director Stephen Griffith…
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Camden & Islington September 2018 Volunteering Fair

A couple of weeks ago our Volunteer Manager Lucy attended Volunteer Centre Camden’s volunteering fair at Granary Square. Despite it being a very windy day, it was a very popular event with many employees from local businesses expressing an interest in volunteering with the organisations present. From fundraising to policy writing, we are currently recruiting…
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Back to school – check out our new timetable!

The new academic year is now back in full swing and, as always, we have lots of after school activities for children and young people aged 7-25. We’re already a few weeks into the autumn term and there have been a couple of changes to timings and locations of our new activities such as Cooking…
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Behind the scenes of Branded – The Movie

Filming for Branded – The Movie a narrative film based on the true life story of one of our former young people and now current volunteer Mardoche Yembi is now in full swing. Mardoche was only 7 years old when his mother died and he was sent away from his family in Congo to live with…
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A fortnight of shooting arrows & films…

Our summer programme may be coming to an end next week but we’ve had a jam packed couple of weeks of exciting activities. Two weeks ago a group of our young people enjoyed a weekend leadership residential at Hindleap Warren Outdoor centre run by London Youth. From climbing to archery, they took part in many…
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Exciting funding award for our music project!

At the end of last month we found out the exciting news that our music project won a national award from housing provider The Guinness Partnership The news was covered by the Islington Gazette so you can find more information about the awards and our reaction in their article.  

Football, film and food – summer has officially started at CYP!

The sun is still shining as we move into August and our summer activity programme is already in full swing. From trips to the seaside and exciting new film projects, there is a lot happening over the next few weeks at CYP so make sure to check out our timetable to stay up to date…
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Exciting cast announcement for Branded – The Movie

A couple of months ago we spread the word about a Kickstarter campaign for a film project based on the life of one of our former members and current volunteers, Mardoche Yembi directed by emerging filmmaker Jordan Bunton-Williams. A narrative film, it is based on the true life story of Mardoche who was only 7 years…
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We now have a blue wall!

Bell Group, Letchworth, their client Guinness Partnership and local support group Thames Reach, kindly volunteered their time and skills to repair and redecorate our youth centre. The team from Bell Group in Letchworth were introduced to Thames Reach through the Guinness Partnership team. Together they agreed to carry our 3 days of pre-paint repairs and…
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Fashion, music & fun at Cally Festival

Last Sunday, 17th June all our hard work paid off for what was a very successful day at the annual Cally Festival. From fashion shows to music, our young people created an exciting programme of events to keep audiences young and old engaged throughout the afternoon. Thank you to everyone who came along to support…
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