We recently visited the Youth Almighty Project in Sunderland. The Hays Travel Foundation has granted £5,900 so children from low income families can take part in amazing activities over the summer holidays.
Youth Almighty Project (YAP) was set up in 2008 to meet the challenging needs of children and young people by providing them with somewhere safe to go and delivering positive activities such as archery, arts and crafts, computing, cooking lessons, sports and even a disco. Young people are at the heart of the charity and this is clear from their involvement in key decisions such as the name of the charity and even its logo design.
Joanne Laverick, the manager for the YAP, showed us around and spoke passionately about the project and how happy she is able to make a change. She said "the project allows us to make a difference in the lives of children in the local community. We are really pleased with the work we do and would like to thank the Hays Travel Foundation. The grant has helped us combat holiday hunger and reduce the risk of inactivity and isolation".