The main object of the charity is to help young people who live or go to school in Marlow to advance in life, through providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities, to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.
Since Bucks County Council pulled out of youth service provision in Marlow in 2012, MYCC has been the only provider of universal youth services in the town. They run 2 youth clubs per week at the Youth Centre for ages 11-15 and 16-18. They have sub-contracted River Church, Marlow, to deliver the youth clubs. Both they and the church employ a full time youth worker to deliver youth clubs and other activities. (Experience has shown that local churches are excellent youth service providers who work very hard at relational based youth work, have a positive value system and are able to provide quality volunteers willing to go the extra mile.)
The Centre is geographically very close to deprivation pockets and right next to Great Marlow School with c.1,200 students in the age range it serves. There will be opportunities to mentor these people and provide role models, to have a positive impact on students at risk of exclusion, and to assist students into employment.
The charity is currently trying to raise £1,000 to buy exercise equipment, an outdoor seating area and purpose-built barbecue.