EmpowerHer Summer

DONATE HERE! We are thrilled to report that we are participating in the Summer Give “Champions For Children Campaign” supported by The Childhood Trust.  We aim to raise £15,000 in just two weeks from June 4th to June 18th! These funds will be used to support our EmpowerHer Summer programme,...

Join us in Celebration on the 27th of October [Black History Month]

In celebration of Black History Month, we have an extra special event lined up! Join us on the 27th of October from 4-6PM for an evening of empowering discussions, led by our incredible Spark girls. A panel of 5 inspirational women from diverse backgrounds and careers will share their journeys...

Big Christmas Give campaign 2022

Baytree is once again taking part in the Big Christmas Give, the UK's largest match funding campaign.   The campaign starts next Tuesday 29th November at 12 midday running through to midday on Tuesday 6th December 2022.  This year we aim to raise £25,000!   Every donation we receive will be doubled so we are garnering all the support we can...

International Youth Day 2022

International Youth Day was established by the United Nations on 12 August 2000 to draw attention to issues facing the youth such as poverty, mental health and education. It was also created to recognise and encourage the contributions that young people make in our communities, education, non-profit organisations and politics....

Hello Spring!

The change in season has brought along brighter days and new Baytree updates. We're excited to announce that the Centre is now open Monday to Thursday 10am to 6pm and activities will resume in person from 26th April!Women's Service The Women's Service ESOL classes have started again and will remain remote until half term....

Red:GLOW – building young women’s leadership skills

What is Red:GLOW Baytree, together with local partners in the UK, Spain, Slovenia, Poland, Latvia and Italy has been working on the development of Red:GLOW; a project that, for the last two years, has promoted active citizenship and supported around 1,000 young women from disadvantaged backgrounds to build the skills...

Summer 2020 at Baytree

This summer might've been a little bit different than what we were used to, but we still enjoyed a jam-packed schedule that made summer 2020 a memorable one, whether we were at the centre or taking part virtually. Our family and women's sessions took place mostly over Zoom. From crafts...

Find out more about how we have been remotely supporting our women and girls since lockdown.

With a global pandemic in full swing and national lockdown restrictions in place, life as it is has become challenging for everyone. However, for many of the women and girls Baytree supports, the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak has amplified existing challenges and support needs. Lockdown has caused a soar...

International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day is always a special event for everyone at Baytree. Each year, we like to do something a little different to celebrate the achievements and solidarity of women and girls everywhere. This year was no exception, with plenty of fun, varied, inspirational activities to take part in. On...

Spring Half Term at Baytree

With sports, community work and leadership training all getting a look in, half term was packed full of fun activities for the girls at the Baytree Centre. The week kicked off on the 17th February at Pop Brixton, where for two days, our Spark girls took part in a work...

Baytree’s Spark girls are taking up space

Spark, Baytree's leadership focused youth club, has teamed up with Taking Up Space, a female led not-for-profit design agency on a mission to design a better world for all women. Taking up Space is running a two month project called Information Exchange with the girls looking at how we can...

Sparking Change Conference

In the UK today there are more women in employment than ever before. There are more women pursuing higher education than their male counterparts and female youth employment is on the rise. And yet, women are still underpaid and underrepresented. As of April 2019 it was reported that 78% of...

Social Action Week

At Baytree we don't stop organising meaningful activities for our volunteers and beneficiaries, our Social Action Week wasn't the exception. Both the Women and Youth Services contributed to generate social awareness and organised different activities to raise money for two local charities. In the Youth Service mentors and mentees were...

Refugee Week at Baytree

June saw Refugee Week being celebrated across the UK as well as Baytree. Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. In celebration of Refugee Week,...

Baytree secures grant from Berkeley Foundation to improve access to employment for young women in our community.

Young people aged 16-24 face the highest levels of unemployment in Britain – and more young women are affected than young men.   Baytree together with High Trees CDT and @spiralskills have secured funding from the @berkeleyfoundation 's latest grant programme, Empowering Young Women into Work, to improve access to...

Cleaning up the Spring Term!

Happy Easter from all of the staff and team at Baytree! What a gorgeous weekend we just had with lovely sunshine and promising weather for the next few months to come. This week, whilst preparing for the Summer term, we have been reflecting on all the wonderful things that the...

Baytree Zine Pilot: Courage

We are pleased to announce the release of our pilot and first Baytree Zine! This is an online self publication made by the girls of Baytree aged 11+ and explores the theme of courage, one of the five virtues that we celebrate across the centre. Each of the girls who...

From Brixton to Barcelona!

What a beautiful autumn we have had so far! Although the days are drawing shorter, we have had glorious sunshine and blue skies much like our trip to Barcelona with the Baytree girls in July of this year. As the year closes to an end, it feels like a perfect time to...

End of year award ceremony at Baytree!

The summer holidays are officially here and with them came our annual end of year award ceremony last Tuesday 17th July! The awards recognised the girls who have worked extremely hard over the past year and who have made outstanding contributions to the Baytree community. While every girl has shown...

Wellbeing Week

Emotional health is just as important as your physical health and volunteers and girls came together to learn new skills on coping with negative emotions

Baytree Celebrates Refugee Week

On 20th June the Baytree girls celebrated Refugee Week with a family focused afternoon of food and fun. We learnt some capoeira with one of our PEACH mums Macarena, took a trip to the highlands with some Scottish dancing lead by Eileen and hunted for gold coins with our themed...

Spark’s pitch to help the homeless

The next stage in our City Leaders project (read more here) is the Community Stage – in which the Spark girls will deliver an ambitious plan to help a section of their wider community, going beyond Baytree to put what they’ve learned so far into action. They intend, over the...

Double the Summer Fun!

It’s that time of year again! Summer is coming, and once again, Baytree is participating in the Summer Give which means when you donate to Baytree between 15 May – 19 May, your contribution will be DOUBLED! Over 60 young women and girls will participate in engaging summer activities and...

Spark’s trip to the Royal Opera House

The Spark girls - those on our development programme for young people aged 13+ - recently took a trip to see the opera 'La Traviata' at the Royal Opera House. We have been looking at different ways of communicating emotion, and this was certainly a very dramatic mode! By contrast...

Into School’s trip to the Institute of Contemporary Arts and National Gallery

On Friday 3rd February the Into School girls went on a trip to the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and the National Gallery. They saw a variety of art work- from the interdisciplinary, emotive work of Sonia Boyce and Helen Johnson's striking, culturally-engaged paintings at the ICA, to the historic pieces in the National Gallery. The girls were each given...

Baytree Christmas Party

On the last day of term, we had a party to celebrate Christmas and the end of a successful year. We had a wonderful time making Christmas decorations, singing carols and enjoying  lots of food. A surprise visit from Mrs Claus truly made our day and everyone from the one...

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Sparklers Club

supports girls in their final term of Year 6 and in year Year 7 with the transition from primary to secondary school; Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:45 pm  

Junior Spark Club

for girls in years 8-9; Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. 

Spark Club

for girls in years 10 and above; Wednesdays from 5:00 -7:00 pm.