Our Story

YEP are super passionate about developing confidence in young people and creating exciting pathways for future success. We offer work-experience, youth-training, apprenticeship, internships, workshops and Life Coaching.

Our empowering journey all started at Stanway School in 2007, where we were privileged to be involved in a successful mentoring programme, supporting pupils and enabling them to build self-confidence and set goals. We played an active part in the mentoring programme over five academic years (2007-12).

And since then we have been developing a number of "live-action" empowering workshops, interactive online programmes and projects to help, educate and empower young people.

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2020-21: Behind every cloud has a silver lining. Yep have developed and are delivering our super fun "live-action" overcoming fear and promoting well-being workshop. In December 2020 we were so privileged to deliver this to sixty Y60 pupils at one of regular client schools in Essex and have bookings into spring & summer 2022. Feel free to follow our Yep Instagram page.

2017-19: In-house goal setting programme – teaching our apprenticeships and young team how to set smart goals. Launched our super fun "live-action" photography and why money matters workshops and delivered to our first Primary & Secondary Schools. Delivered a 4-month goal setting programme to six Y5/6 pupils at Camulos Academy.

2015-16: Formed a close relationship with the Colchester Institute, offering apprenticeship opportunities for young people to learn & grown without our photography & graphics division. Exciting new relationships with two beautiful charities, www.re-cycle.org and www.gladshouse.com.

2013-14: Launched Yep Schools Direct Ltd from a cabin in our co-directors back garden and partners spare-bedroom spare bedroom. Developed youth training programme for young people working in our school photography division. Our goal is to continue growing our business but share this experience in helping develop individuals of all ages to achieve personal and professional goals.

2012-14: Stanway School goal setting programme with six Y10 pupils over two academic years. Our philosophy has always been to develop, grow and build self-esteem by helping the younger generation set clear, specific goals and work towards achieving them.


  1. Create a central Division for Global Youth Empowerment.
  2. Support children & young people to set "GOALS".
  3. Educate individuals with mechanisms to help develop self-motivation.
  4. Build bridges, relationships and a pathway to success and happiness.
  5. Encourage children to believe in themselves and enable them to get from A-B more successfully.
  6. Help children and young people to achieve their full potential.
  7. Remove barriers to progress.
  8. Aspirations to be the very best.
  9. Instil confidence.
  10. Enable young people to visualise exciting career paths

Our Core Values

We Believe

  1. In stepping outside comfort zones.
  2. The impossible is possible.
  3. That you can have, be and do anything you wish.
  4. In happiness, peace, trust, security, recognition, love, honesty, integrity and equal opportunities.

"Everybody has their own Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb." ~ Seth Godin

"You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight." ~ Jim Rohn

"Everybody on this earth was born a genius, and that we are all here for a special reason."

"A goal properly set is halfway reached." ~ Zig Ziglar

"Whether you think you will succeed or not, you are right." ~ Henry Ford

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away" ~ Pabio Picasso