About Us

Our Aims

  • To act as a resource for young people, aged up to 25, in Yateley and the surrounding area
  • To help young people advance in life by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities
  • To enable young people to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals

Vision 4 Youth is a valuable resource for young people in the community; its staff and volunteers are passionate about providing a safe and supportive environment for all young people.

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A Brief History

1993

Two’s Up youth club opened in Yateley, the forerunner of what would go on to become our Friday Night Club

2000

EDY Act (Eversley, Darby Green & Yateley) was formed to provide youth services in Yateley, run by several people who would go on to form Vision 4 Youth

2006

Da Party Bus was parked outside The Tythings, a youth club in a converted double-decker bus

2015

Vision 4 Youth was officially formed and set up as a Registered Charity. V4Y established two youth clubs; one in Darby Green and one in Yateley. Whilst the Darby Green club did not appear popular enough to be viable, Yateley’s Friday Night Club flourished.

2017

V4Y was able to employ a team of Detached Youth Workers to patrol the Yateley, Darby Green and Frogmore areas. The team walk the streets, meeting those who are out and about and making sure that everyone is safe. They also visit local shops and typical 'hangout spots' where groups often congregate.

2018

Yateley Town Council redevelops the ground floor of The Tythings to create a purpose-built youth suite, which V4Y has full access to so they can open more than just Friday evenings. Creative Club and Health & Fitness Club are launched.

2020

The Youth Cafe in Darby Green opens for 11 to 25-year-olds - a chill-out space for anyone who feels they need it. Thursday night Youth club for 11 to 14-year-olds opens.

2022

V4Y launches its first 1:1 service, Youth Social Prescribing, accessible to all 11-18 year olds in need of support in social activities and peer engagement

Our Team

In addition to our generous team of volunteer youth workers, we employ a small number of staff members to support the general running of the youth clubs and youth services.

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Abby Roper

Company Secretary & Development Manager

Abby lives in Darby Green with her husband Mark and two children. She volunteered for many charities and not-for-profit groups prior to joining V4Y in 2017.

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Greg

Team Leader & Detached Youth Worker

Greg has been volunteering and working in the youth sector since 2000 in London and Yateley. He has a good knowledge of the local community and was a youth himself in Yateley in the 80s and 90s. He has a passion for local history and folklore and is involved in other aspects of the community as well as with V4Y.

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Sally

Team Leader & Detached Youth Worker

Sally joined V4Y as a volunteer in 2016 and has since gone on to become a Detached Youth Worker and Youth Club Team Leader. She enjoys the company of young people and hopes she can make a difference by supporting them and guiding them towards adulthood.

Staff

Jacqui

Team Leader

Jacqui currently runs both the Creative Club on a Tuesday and the Thursday youth club, having previously been a volunteer since Creative Club opened in April 2018. She also ran the Thursday youth club for three years when it was held at its previous location at Yateley School.

Staff

Helen

Support Team Leader & Detached Youth Worker

Helen volunteered with V4Y for a number of years before taking on the Support Team Leader role at Friday Night Club in late 2019.

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Natasha

Team Leader

Natasha runs the Youth Cafe on Mondays, both in planning the activities and supporting the young people who attend with their bespoke needs.

Our Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Vision 4 Youth Charity. The Trustees are responsible for:

  • Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation
  • Acting in the best interest of the Charity
  • The overall policy, direction and control of the organisation
  • Shaping strategy
  • Ensuring financial stability
  • Improving performance

The Board meets approximately every 6 weeks and welcomes young people, professionals and researchers from a wide range of ages and cultural backgrounds. This gives the Board the authority and perspective it needs to act in the best interests of the Vision 4 Youth Charity and the local community.

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Pam Phelps-Jones

Chair & Volunteer Youth Worker

Pam has been volunteering for V4Y for many years. She works in the local comprehensive school and has lived in Yateley for over 30 years; always valuing living in such a beautiful part of the country. She feels strongly that a safe, informal venue for teenagers to meet up is a much-needed resource for the town.

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Mark Vernon

Board Member

Mark has been involved in youth work for many years as both a volunteer and in a professional capacity. He moved to Yateley in the late 1980s and has worked with local churches, trusts and local authorities. Mark is excited about the development of Vision 4 Youth as a locally based charity which has the interest of young people in the town at its heart.

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Clare Rebbeck

Board Member

Clare joined V4Y in 2019, bringing a wealth of knowledge of the charity sector to the team.

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Helen Slater

Board Member

Helen joined V4Y in 2022. She grew up in the area and has moved back to raise her family. With a Finance background, Helen supports the charity with its fundraising efforts.

Staff

Claire Rolstone

Board Member

With a background in HR, Claire joined V4Y in 2022 and has been a great help with HR-related matters.

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Liz Hesketh

Treasurer & Financial Controller

Darby Green resident Liz took over the financial role at V4Y in 2022, bringing to the team her experience in handling finances for both businesses as well as other local charities.

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Abby Roper

Company Secretary & Development Manager

Abby lives in Darby Green with her husband Mark and two children. She volunteered for many charities and not-for-profit groups prior to joining V4Y in 2017.

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