Cafe 100 is a project for young people aged 11-18 that has been developed by young people for young people. Joy Beverley and Chantal Noppen were frustrated by the reputation that young people were 'yobs' and that there was no recognition of the fact that there was nothing for young people to do. A survey was carried out with young people at Holmfirth High School to identify what they wanted in terms of facilities and activities. Somewhere safe and warm in Holmfirth where they can hang out with their friends rather than hanging out at the bus stops and car parks. Cafe 100 identifies key issues that effect young people, such as drugs, family life, school, college and applying for university and provide advice on how to cope with them. Local businesses, churches and members of the community have been fantastic in supporting the project.

Cafe 100 provides opportunities for young people to be part of the team and develop leadership skills, organisational skills and team work skills. This has helped many young people to prepare for jobs and university. It is also an opportunity to complete the volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. More recently students studying youth and community work at Huddersfield University have used Cafe 100 as their placement.

What does Cafe 100 offer
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  • A safe environment to meet friends
  • Internet and WiFi
  • XBox and games
  • Pool Table
  • TV
  • Games
  • Music
  • Food and Drink