We are very proud of what we do and we have a unique model of working.

About

The EXODUS Project is a children's charity, with a Christian ethos, based on the Barnsley/Wakefield border in Yorkshire. We were registered with the Charity Commission in June 2002.

We work with children and young people, many from the most disadvantaged communities. Our aim is to divert them from destructive lifestyles. We do this by working in partnership with families and others within the communities. There are 5 aspects to our unique model:

1. Our main focus is on mid-week activity clubs in the heart of less advantaged communities. Our clubs for 8-11's are called Kidz Klub. Our youth groups are known as Rock Solid. There are currently 15 groups meeting every week during school term time.

2. We deliver weekend "camps", which combine great fun and educational activities, at our own activity centre known as Jenny's Field. The children and young people who attend the mid-week clubs, come in their turn to the centre, again with the aim of building trusting relationships and growing aspirations.  

3. We visit the children in the younger age clubs every week at their homes, to be accountable to parents and carers and to build partnerships.

4. We  partner with the wider communities in which our activity clubs are based, by working alongside schools, community associations, ward alliances, residents groups and local authority officers, delivering galas and community improvement initiatives.

5. The final aspect of our unique model is volunteer development. Over half of our volunteer team are former service users. They progress from the Kidz Klub groups to the Rock Solid groups, and when they reach 14 they can become junior leaders (volunteers) in the younger age clubs. After that, so many progress to become adult leaders. We have known many of our adult volunteers for 6 to 14 years, as a result of our relationship building approach to volunteer development.

 

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