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Club Bio


About us

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Club Bio


About us

Mission Statement

Wolvercote Young People’s Club (WYPC) exists to promote the mental, physical and emotional well-being of young people in Wolvercote and Cutteslowe by providing a safe place where they can grow, learn and flourish under the guidance of qualified youth workers and trained volunteers, such that they make a positive contribution to the local community and wider society.

 

History

Wolvercote Young People’s Club is rich in heritage. Founded in 1939 as a Boys’ Club, it was run for many years by a voluntary committee mainly consisting of enthusiastic parents and some prominent members of the local community. The committee secured grants to build new premises, purchase sports equipment and utilities and as the Club began to thrive it employed a professional youth worker. In the 1970s girls joined the Club, doubling it in size and continuing to grow in the 1980s.

In 2006, Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) took on full responsibility for both the building and the youth workers. The voluntary committee supported this work becoming the WYPC Charitable Trust through fundraising, running a minibus and setting up a Junior Club. On 31 August 2011, OCC withdrew all its funding and the WYPC Charitable Trust took over providing youth work and running the building. In January 2013 WYPC became a registered charity.

Now

Today we have six members of staff including a Youth & Community Development Manager, plus nine Committee Members. Working with young people is extremely rewarding so if you are interested in volunteering at our Club please do contact us and Get Involved

 
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Staff bios


Meet the team

Staff bios


Meet the team

  Kirsty Massey   I’ve been with WYPC for three years initially starting here doing my placement while I was studying for my Youth and Community Development degree. I’ve loved every minute, being able to work and engage with young people and support them.  Working with youth and community values and principles have always been at the core of my work with young people and WYPC has always encouraged and supported me in the work that I do.    
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Kirsty Massey

I’ve been with WYPC for three years initially starting here doing my placement while I was studying for my Youth and Community Development degree. I’ve loved every minute, being able to work and engage with young people and support them.

Working with youth and community values and principles have always been at the core of my work with young people and WYPC has always encouraged and supported me in the work that I do.

 
  Ansa Khan   I’m currently studying Community Development and Youth Work at Ruskin College while also volunteering at WYPC as a youth worker which I passionately enjoy. I offer the young people my support, experience and knowledge while they educate me about their world, lives and experiences.  I believe that it’s crucial to have support during the teen years as it’s the fundamental ‘make or break’ stage. WYPC has offered me a great insight into quality youth work; I’ve felt welcomed by the young people from day one. We have been able to do a lot of projects that have been both inspiring and educational and we enjoy it as much as the young people do.     
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Ansa Khan

I’m currently studying Community Development and Youth Work at Ruskin College while also volunteering at WYPC as a youth worker which I passionately enjoy. I offer the young people my support, experience and knowledge while they educate me about their world, lives and experiences.

I believe that it’s crucial to have support during the teen years as it’s the fundamental ‘make or break’ stage. WYPC has offered me a great insight into quality youth work; I’ve felt welcomed by the young people from day one. We have been able to do a lot of projects that have been both inspiring and educational and we enjoy it as much as the young people do.

  Jo Cooke   I have been working with young people for a few years now and I have recently taken the next step and started studying Community Development and Youth Work at Ruskin College. I am new to the team here but cannot wait to see what we can do with the young people

Jo Cooke

I have been working with young people for a few years now and I have recently taken the next step and started studying Community Development and Youth Work at Ruskin College. I am new to the team here but cannot wait to see what we can do with the young people

  Lisa Harrold   I’m a volunteer Youth Worker at WYPC while studying for a degree in Community Development and Youth Work. I grew up in Oxford and have experience in the environment young people can be facing. As a young person I enjoyed the time I spent in my youth club. I feel these experiences formed some of my attributes, hobbies and inspirations I hold today. I enjoy boxing, rock climbing and adventures. I believe keeping active is crucial not just for a healthy body but also a healthy mind, this is something I will support and encourage while at WYPC, along with any other areas the young people want to cover.

Lisa Harrold

I’m a volunteer Youth Worker at WYPC while studying for a degree in Community Development and Youth Work. I grew up in Oxford and have experience in the environment young people can be facing. As a young person I enjoyed the time I spent in my youth club. I feel these experiences formed some of my attributes, hobbies and inspirations I hold today. I enjoy boxing, rock climbing and adventures. I believe keeping active is crucial not just for a healthy body but also a healthy mind, this is something I will support and encourage while at WYPC, along with any other areas the young people want to cover.

  Jake Fleetwood   Oxford born and breed, growing up in Barton and moving around the city. I am currently studying Community Development and Youth Work at Ruskin College. Having worked with young people and child all my life, this seemed like the right course to study. My interests and hobbies include fishing, martial arts, anything with wheels, and graffiti.  I believe that supporting and understanding young people throughout their teenage years is crucial to help them best develop and give them the best opportunities. By working at WYPC I hope that I can do this.   

Jake Fleetwood

Oxford born and breed, growing up in Barton and moving around the city. I am currently studying Community Development and Youth Work at Ruskin College. Having worked with young people and child all my life, this seemed like the right course to study. My interests and hobbies include fishing, martial arts, anything with wheels, and graffiti.

I believe that supporting and understanding young people throughout their teenage years is crucial to help them best develop and give them the best opportunities. By working at WYPC I hope that I can do this.

 

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