Thame Youth Cafe exists for the young people of Thame and the surrounding villages. Set-up a few years ago after seeing a need to provide a hub where young people can gather safely, enjoy a variety of activities, get some refreshments and also support and interaction with team.
Thame Youth Café is primarily run and supported by volunteers. These individuals, from all walks of life, give up their time to hang out with the young people, feed them, play games with them, entertain them and create a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental environment. Oversight is provided by a committee under the umbreally charity – Thame Youth Projects Group.
Thame Youth Café is also a member of Oxfordshire Youth – a charity that supports youth groups around Oxfordshire, provides resources, training & activities. You can find out more about them here.
We run two youth cafés: one for 11-14s which is managed by Nick Francis, youth pastor at Barley Hill Church, and one for 14-18s which is currently overseen by Linda Newton who is chair of Thame Youth Projects Group.