Exmoor Youth Project is a charity founded and run by the Churches in the Exmoor area. Rooted in our Christian values, we hope to enable every child and young person to grow as whole people in body, soul and spirit.
Schools,Youth and Development Worker- Jess James
Jess has worked for the Exmoor Youth Project since September 2012, and has a JNC Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work and Ministry.
She has been volunteering at church events and youth groups from a young age, and before working for the project was a volunteer assistant youth worker for the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Methodist Circuit.
Jess absolutely loves working for EYP and enjoys the opportunities of working in lots of different schools and churches throughout Exmoor.
Children and families Worker- Lynne Barton
Lynne joined the project team in August 2016. She has played a large part in the children and families team at St Andrews Church in Minehead for the last few years and wanted the opportunity to work with more young people throughout Exmoor.
Lynne is enjoying being able to work in many more of the local schools and churches.
Covid-19 EYP response
As a youth project we are currently keeping up to date with all new advice released by the government. A few procedures we have put in place are as follows;
At present most of our events are suspended.
Easter Holiday Club- CANCELLED. We aim to refund those who have already paid.
For any events we are running in a school setting, we will adhere to specific school’s policies on the matter. We will also endeavour to carry Anti-Bac hand gel and wipes to use before and after activities and encourage ourselves, volunteers and children to wash hands as appropriate.
We will not be doing any food- based activities at any of our clubs and events for the foreseeable future to reduce risk.
Summer Holiday Club and Camp- We are planning these events in the hope that they will still go ahead, whilst also continuously checking government advice. If all goes well and we go ahead we will obviously follow the correct advice and procedures.
If the events are cancelled, we will aim to refund everyone who has booked and paid for the event. We will continue to update you about this.
If anyone we are working with feels unwell or is seen to be unwell in the upcoming weeks, they may be asked not to attend and/or to self-isolate- including staff and volunteers.
Please take care of yourselves and those around you, we are praying for everyone right now.
Jess and Lynne