Welcome to the homepage of the ADYP website! We are here to support young people aged 10-25 with a variety of tools as we recognise that one size doesn’t fit all. We are proud to announce that we are one of the Mayor of Abingdon’s adopted charities for the year 2021 and have previously won the High Sheriff’s award for Community Integration.
Our vision and mission is simple, we empower and give opportunities to young people to be the drivers behind positive change: To increases their life chances through development of skills which improve their wellbeing and life chances to transform their community through positive engagement that promotes a shared sense of belonging
Scroll down to meet the team delivering the important work, head to our gallery to see some of the pictures of our work in action or read for yourself the words of the young people on our page ‘Young Peoples Stories‘
Meet the Team
The Abingdon Damascus Youth Project (a voluntary and registered charity) prides itself on enabling young people to make a positive difference within their own communities. Our team is made up of enthusiastic, qualified youth workers who have a passion for seeing change in young people’s lives
I have undertaken a BA in Youth and Community Work gaining First Class Honours in the process. I have been working with young people for 12 years’ and love chatting about the deep stuff to offer a new perspective. I think that education is a collaborative process and I am committed to learning and sharing through a process of dialogue and action, working towards positive social transformation. I bring a wealth of knowledge and ideas to the team and often enter the office with new project ideas and a burst of enthusiasm. His social media accounts are below!
I have nearly 15 years experience working with young people in many forms from sport coaching and play work to youth work graduating with a BA in Youth and Community Work degree in 2019 after predominately working in open access youth clubs since 2013. I love to explore young peoples relationships with the more taboo subjects and really getting into the depths of each topic – no two conversations are the same which is why I love youth work! I’m looking forward engaging with the young people and seeing where these conversations take us!
Once a beneficiary of the project I went on to become an employee many years ago, I have over 15 years experience working with young people and like James and Jake I too have a BA in Youth and Community Work. Since working at ADYP I have gone on to gain a Masters in Education. I love all forms of youth work and luckily here at ADYP we support young people in so many ways I get to practice pretty much all of them! I’m looking forward to supporting young people to find the best paths for them into adult life. I have since left to progress my career but will always maintain a volunteer role – Its just in my heart! You will find me at most community events supporting the ADYP banner and when I’m needed I’ll be right there at the sessions too.