SMYP is an integral part of the Cleobury Mortimer Parochial Church Council (PCC).
It embraces the five key aims of the 2003 green paper ‘Every Child Matters’: be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution, and achieve economic well-being.
The Project is inclusive of all young people whatever their faith (if any), ethnicity or social background and this is clearly demonstrated in the attendance at its meetings and participation in its activities.
SMYP does not proselytise but does offer an important opportunity for those young people who are interested in exploring or developing their spiritual life.
St Marys Youth Project is not just a youth club!
Our successful Youth Project reaches out to the young people in our community and we continue to build on our success.
We go from strength to strength, under the leadership of Mark Greaves. The Youth Project now in its 10th year - with more activities and projects being undertaken each year.
Membership continues to increase and we have already employed an additional part time youth worker.
We fund raise to enable us to purchase essential equipment for our activities and help our young people who need financial support to attend activities outside our meetings.
We have close links with other youth leaders and volunteers, local organisations and police, and with attendance at national youth events ensures our young people are exposed to a wide range of experiences. Our aim is to build on personal social development and gain important life skills. An important part of Mark's work relates to working and supporting young people in the classrooms of our local schools.
SMYP relies solely on small grants and personal donations from members of our community and we are very grateful to those who already support us. Donations are essential as we continue and develop our work. Our aim is to build on our donor base to cover our basic costs such as youth leader salaries and create facilities for our young people. Click here for financial info.
If you wish to make a donation your money will be directly supporting our young people and every penny donated is used for our Youth Project. Details can be found on the Support Us page.
Have a look at our annual report- it gives a full update of what we have been doing over the last twelve months. For the 2012 annual report click here; for the 2011 annual report click here; for the 2010 annual report click here. For financial information (also in the annual report) click here.