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Hendon Young Peoples Project (HYPP) was established in 1979 to provide a programme of Play and Youth activities for young people living in the Hendon and former Thornholme and Central wards of Sunderland. It was successful in gaining a commissioning contract for the East of the City from the City of Sunderland Youth Development Group in 2004. We have gone on to provide quality Youth provision to young people aged13-19 yrs to the present day. HYPP were successful in gaining lottery funding in March 2007 to provide play provision to young people aged 5-11 yrs in Hendon & East End of the City. These sessions have become so popular that we extended our provision in 2009 to six days per week including weekends. The project also provides a number of Youth / Child related activities.The project was awarded a National Play Award for Education in Play in 1999 and in 2008 was awarded Aiming Higher 4Children Quality Assurance & Sunderland Partnership 14 - 19 Quality Mark We celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2009
HYPP`S building is all on one level with ramps, wheelchair access and toilet facilities for disabled users
A Brief History
Part of our work involves taking childrenand young people on day trips and residentials. These trips are a mix of adventure, education and fun and help the young people increase participation, develop life skills, increase self - esteem and develop social skills,the biggest challenge is proving that outdoor activities are safer than the media sometimes portrays
Through the provision of a locally run and managed Youth and Play facility our aims are:- •To help educate children and young people through their leisure time activities so as to develop their self -confidence, self- esteem and their mental and spiritual capabilities.•To help children and young people to grow to maturity as individuals and members of society.•To help to improve their life chances.•To provide a wide range of information, help and support on issues affecting children and young people as determined by themselves, their families, friends and youth / play workers.
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