WHO WE ARE
Be Me Project exists to give young people a better start in life. It is based on a theory of change; the outputs from our courses are improved self esteem and confidence, and greater positivity. As a result, young people are able to better recognise and value their self worth, enjoy an improved educational experience, strengthen family/peer relationships, and ultimately they have a better start in life with improved resilience and mental wellbeing.
Inspiring people to believe they have identity, truth and purpose
Respecting and accepting the unique worth and value of each individual
Encouraging and building up each person
Compassion and care
How we came to be...
A few years back, Lu was teaching hairdressing in a further education college. She enjoyed her work, but noticed more and more that young people were coming into lessons accompanied by so many difficulties in their lives, needing a safe place to chat. The seed was sown.
Lu put down her scissors and binned the lesson plans. She started volunteering in a local secondary school as a Chaplain. On the very first day she met a youth leader, who had a similar passion: to give girls a safe place to talk and breathe.
At a conference they went to they heard a speaker talking on the Woman at the Well (John 4) and a particular word ‘Shechem’ struck a chord and has become foundational to all that Be Me project does.
Be Me Project became a charity in 2017. It has grown a lot since those early days from just spending time with girls in one local secondary school. We now deliver our mental wellbeing sessions to boys and girls in a number of secondary schools.
90% of our courses take place in schools but we also offer support to other charities in Surrey by offering course to ladies whom they are supporting.
The Be Me team is a faith driven community that strives to bring love to every person that they work with, giving them time and space to talk, and to help people be genuinely valued.