Chilypep (the Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project) is a charity dedicated to raising the voice of children and young people, giving them the platform to shape their world and stay connected. We work with all young people in Sheffield, Barnsley, South Yorkshire and Beyond.

Our purpose is to promote the rights, wellbeing and opportunities of all young people across South Yorkshire.

We do this by:

  • Working with young people to campaign around issues that affect them.
  • Working with organisations and schools to increase meaningful participation of young people in strategic decisions.
  • Working with community services and local authorities to ensure that young people’s rights are protected and that their best interests are served.
  • Working in partnership with other charities, NGOs and organisations to deliver work which has a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable young people.
  • Training organisations and individuals to increase and improve the services available to young people in need of support and information.

Over the last 20 years Chilypep has worked with thousands of young people in South Yorkshire and across the country.

We take a holistic approach to working with young people and believe that involving them in decision making in a meaningful way is both beneficial to the young people themselves and society as a whole.

Want to learn more about the impact of our work?!

Check out our latest impact report here

"“This group has made me realise that there are problems in the world, and we as Gen Z are the only ones who can fix it. Yet, we are overlooked. Chilypep has given me that voice and that confidence to campaign and make our world a better place.” "

Stephanie | Age 13

""I have learnt there are people out there that can help, and that has been a big change I now feel I am able to open up to others. I have even been able to help friends access support for their mental health.” "

Young Person | Age 17