Alex Drew

Alex Drew

Director (currently on maternity leave)

Alex is the Director of the pioneering local hub of Youthscape, leading the vision to transform the social, emotional and spiritual health of Luton young people. Alex has been a part of the Youthscape team since 2010, and in that time has particularly specialised in developing innovative projects that engage young people in exploring their biggest questions and spirituality. Before joining the team, she studied Education with Drama and English at Cambridge University and worked as a Team Leader for a schoolwork trust. In her spare time, with her husband she leads a church plant that meets in a pub, loves to share good food with friends and family and saves up for her next travels. 

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Jemimah Woodbridge

Jemimah Woodbridge

Acting Director (Maternity Cover)

Jemimah is Youthscape Luton’s Assistant Director, overseeing our faith development work young people in Luton. She is passionate about working in partnership with local churches and exploring new ways to share faith with young people. Jemimah has been part of the team since 2016, originally overseeing the work of Romance Academy, but moving into the local team in 2017 in order to have more face-to-face time wth young people. Before arriving at Youthscape, Jemimah led a mentoring charity in London and has a degree in Youth Work and Ministry from Oasis College, London. 

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Matt Allen

Matt Allen

NEET Prevention Specialism Lead

Matt is Youthscape’s NEET (Not in Eduction, Employment or training) interventions worker, which involves working with young people at risk of falling out of education. Before joining the team, Matt was an apprentice at Vauxhall where he qualified as a vehicle technician. He loves all things related to cars, being social, having adventures and enjoys a good coffee.

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Helen Cutteridge

Helen Cutteridge

Emotional Wellbeing (Self-harm) Lead & GVS Co-ordinator

Helen is Youthscape's Emotional Wellbeing (Self Harm) Lead, working specifically with young people struggling with their emotional resilience and harming behaviour. She is particularly interested in understanding emotional triggers and working with young people to build their resilience as well as supporting local schools to help their more vulnerable students. Helen has a degree in Youth and Community Work with Applied Theology from The Centre for Youth Ministry. In her spare time she likes to read, knit and binge-watch TV shows on Netflix. Helen joined the team in January 2016.

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Robert McNerney

Robert McNerney

Youth Development Worker

Robert is Youthscape's Youth Development Worker, employed by Youthscape and local church St. John's Methodist. He is responsible for contributing to the development of SMSC projects as well as the faith and spiritual growth at Youthscape. At St. John's he is working with the church and the local community to establish the foundations for launching successful youth work.  Robert has a passion for helping young people explore spirituality and faith and is excited to come to England from America to work with the young people of Luton. Before joining the team, Robert worked in business and has a finance degree from James Madison University. In his spare time he enjoys praying, being outdoors, campfires, listening to and writing music, and all sports. 

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Gemma Milligan

Gemma Milligan

Bute Mills Drop-In Manager

Gemma is the Drop-In Manager at Youthscape, working relationally with young people on the ground in Luton. She is passionate about supporting and empowering young people to recognise and develop their skills, aspirations, and voice. She has experience leading a youth ministry at a church in London, as well as working for the London Borough of Hounslow as a Detached Youth Worker. Her qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Youth Work and Ministry from Oasis College. She loves reading, writing, dance, and board games, and can usually be found with a cup of tea in hand.

Tel 01582 748953 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)