Don’t just take our word for it

We work with young people every day and never take what we do for granted. The positive experiences we provide can have a long lasting influence on the outlook young people have on life.

So recently we asked parents, teachers and young people how they believe HYPE has helped and here are just some of the comments they said:

“They have the right staff, in that they have staff who genuinely want to be there with a positive attitude which is vital as the children will mirror them.”

Parent – Birkenhead

“The youth club is primarily a place of safety but at the same time HYPE is encouraging teamwork, self-esteem and motivation.”

Teacher – Birkenhead

“Before I came on the course I had the wrong attitude about employment, I couldn’t be bothered and it was almost as if I was waiting for someone to knock at my door with a job ready-made. The course has made me more motivated and more independent.’’

Carl Aged 19 – Rock Ferry

“I feel happy when I’m at HYPE because I’m with friends and there is always something to do.”

Sophie Aged 10 – Woodchurch

I hadn’t heard of HYPE before they came to my estate to run events in our football cage, then they setup a youth club for us. Best thing for me and my mates is now we have somewhere to go and the youth workers are boss especially Gino.

Declan – Aged 13 Birkenhead

I like the competitions at the end of the month the most because I’ve won a trophy twice now.

Sophia Aged 11 Woodchurch

What do our partners say?

At HYPE we work with many partners who enable us to provide the activities, support and education to young people in Wirral. Here’s what they say:

The project has seen some of the young people who once attended HYPE’s youth provision attend the pre-employment workshops. I wonder if the young people would have attended the workshops if they had not heard of HYPE beforehand. It has really given the young people an insight into what’s required to gain the job they want in the future.

Magenta Living – Community Development Co-Ordinator
HYPE’s delivery with the young people in Woodchurch has made a significant impact with what they do with their spare time and has made them think about what they want to do more of in their local community.

PCSO Birkenhead
HYPE have totally changed the concept of what our youth club is now about and stands for and they have implemented all changes with the support of the young people. We’ve have seen over 150 new members through the door with young leaders and new youth volunteers now in place.

Chairman The Vikings Centre Rock Ferry
I have been impressed with how HYPE have engaged some of the hard to reach young people in the Enterprise project. We are all looking forward to seeing the football cage in operation here at The Pyramids and also across the Wirral.

Commercial Director – Pyramids Shopping Centre

 

Gino’s story

Gino came to HYPE as a student and turned his skills and knowledge he gained into becoming a volunteer at HYPE. He has gone onto University to study Sports Science and has options ahead of him to develop a successful career. This is his story …

Faye’s story

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Jack’s story

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