Making a positive impact.
Just42 originated in 2002 after a group of people at St John’s Church in Woodbridge realised that although they had a very successful youth work programme in operation for their church members, there was little of a similar vein for those outside the church.
The name Just42 comes from the passage Isaiah 42:1-4, which provided their inspiration:
“1 Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. 2 He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. 3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; 4 he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope.”
Since 2002 Just42 has become the only open access youth provider in 200 square miles of rural Suffolk, during 2015 alone they came into contact with about 2500 different children and young people.
Just42’s work builds relationships with children and young people through a variety of different projects. In this way they intend to build confidence, self-esteem, community and hope to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour whilst improving employability. They also increase well being, school attendance and therefore results.
St John's continue to support Just42 and the charity's work. To find out more about their work, and how you could get involved, please visit the Just42 website.