Youth Project of the Month

We like to celebrate and showcase the excellent work going on at youth projects across the county through our Youth Project of the Month feature

Each month we select a member to be project of the month. If you would like the opportunity, please get in touch



Following a month long crowdfunding campaign and the inspirational effort of a small team of residents, YMCA Exeter opened it’s first ‘pop-up cafe’ in the city centre.
‘Communi-Cafe’, the name chosen by young residents living at YMCA Exeter, is part of our
Connect skills and enterprise programme which trains young people disciplines such as marketing, accounting, customer service and team building, and then empowering them to deliver their own pop-up enterprise.
Led by project co-ordinator, Jane Spain and Joint CEO, Gareth Sorsby, the initiative is also an expression of our young peoples’ desire to learn, share and build community in an ever-increasing time of loneliness. With over £3,000 raised through a crowdfunding campaign, it too demonstrates the desire of the local community to support grassroots projects with a difference.