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Our evening drop-in sessions

Our evening drop-in sessions on Tuesday and Friday evenings is a safe place to hang out, socialise with existing friends and meet new friends. There is Playstation3, Wii and Xbox with large projection screens, sounds system, table tennis, pool, snooker, board and card games and a nail bar. There’s also food and drink!

Schools Work

We currently work in a secondary school delivering an early intervention programme for young men called Shift-M. This is a 5 week programme that helps young men as they transition through the teen years. The aim is to 'shift MENtalities' and promote healthy male role models. Mental health and well being is a great concern particularly amongst young men. We look at; misconceptions of 'being a man', Assertion vs Aggression, the boys don't cry myth, Emotions and self-expression, Resilience, Healthy relationships and Aspirations.

We also work with local primary schools, offering talks and taster sessions for the Project.


Strive is our girls focused programme The aim is to empower young women through group discussion, activities and trips out. We look at the different things that affect young women in today's society, covering topics such as; identity, self-esteem, aspirations, expression, healthy relationships and self-belief.

Take a look at the STRIVE page


Venture is our outdoor skills and survival programme designed to re-engage young people with the natural environment.

This is not a gung-ho, extreme survival workshop - far from it!!

Go to the VENTURE page to find out more


Horizons is our career based programme. The main aim is to raise aspirations amonst young people.

Through group sessions, visits to different businesses and services, CV writing and money management workshops we hope to broaden young people's horizons and help them move towards a positive future.

For more detail see the HORIZONS page


StreechReach was born a few years back when it was clear that community cohesion is key to creating safer neighbourhoods. StreetReach is a series of volunteering sessions that get young people out in the community meeting new people from all generations and giving something back.

StreetReach compliments our Horizons programme as it also enables young people to develop new skills and build confidence. 

See our StreachReach page for more

   Coming soon!

We are currently developing a new programme:

Staying safe Online – looks at everything from cyber bulling, sexting, trolling, online security and how we portray our 'online self'.

Contact Us

Zach & Kayleigh
Youth Workers

T 07535 254031
E youthworker2@porchproject.co.uk

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What's new

Events - Posted 04/12/2018 17:50

Leadership For Life

Here at the Porch Project we are now able to offer and deliver an INCREDIBLE programme to our young people.

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Events - Posted 17/07/2018 14:43

Summer Celebration & AGM

Please join us on Thursday 26th July 2018 at 7pm at our offices, 28a High Street, Hadleigh.

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Events - Posted 06/06/2018 11:02

Horizons Session 6

Many thanks to Hadleigh Hair Lounge for hosting the sixth session of our Horizons programme.

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Funding + Support - Posted 22/05/2018 13:57

Ladies at Jim Lawrence raise money for the Project

A big thank you to the ladies at Jim Lawrence who raised £134 for the Project.

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Funding + Support - Posted 15/05/2018 21:24

Grant from Gotelee Solicitors

A big thank you to Gotelee Solicitors for the £3,000 grant being the 2nd year of a 3 year award to part sponsor the salary of a femail youth worker.

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