Durham Youth For Christ

Reflex Durham

To mobilise a volunteer force to provide credible youth work in deprived areas of Durham; to deliver informal education and experiences that increase the value and worth of marginalised young people.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1133338)




  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • ReligiousReligious
  • OtherOther




Reflex purposefully addresses four of the biggest factors leading to offending behaviour in young people: Underachievement in education; Low self-esteem; Lack of a significant role model; and Non-constructive use of time. Reflex works with young people who -live in social or economic deprivation -are disengaged from mainstream education -are engaged in (or at risk of) criminal activity or anti social behaviour.


Our work raises the aspirations of young people, challenges their behaviour and raises their self esteem. All of our staff and volunteers are dedicated to being positive role models interacting in appropriate adult relationshipsand providing young people with relevant alternatives to offending behaviour through diversionary activities that build thier character. It empowers young people to make positive choices about their future based on recognition of the innate value of each individual.