The HYP Project

HYP is a Detached Youth Project that helps young people to help themselves. We are simply here to serve and make a positive impact on the Young People of Halifax.

The HYP Project is a detached youth work project running in Halifax Town Centre and was founded in September 2011.

The origin of the HYP project lies within the Calderdale Methodist Circuit. Due to closure of a church in Halifax and the subsequent selling of the building there was some money set aside for Halifax Town Centre. After a number of years there was the idea of employing two part time youth workers to go into the town centre and make the young people of Halifax feel valued. In September 2011 this idea became a reality.

Since that point the HYP project has been at the heart of the town centre with regular detached youth work sessions building relationships with the young people of Halifax. Due to the relationships that have been built we have seen the work go deeper with one to one mentoring of young people taking place and furthermore to this the project has worked with groups doing day trips away and residential trips, giving the young people new experiences. The HYP project has also put on events that interact with young people in different ways, from making pancakes with 30 young people to putting a sofa in the centre of Halifax with someone there to listen.

In September 2013, Youth for Christ Calderdale took over the reins of managing the HYP Project with the sole intention of letting this much needed work continue over the long term.

We are delighted to announce that we have been accredited with the Bronze Standard by the Fair Train Organisation for our Work Experience Scheme with the HYP Project. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers.

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