Youth Blog

  • Monday, October 19, 2020 - 14:38
    Detached youth work in Northallerton

    As our youth clubs are currently unable to open due to Covid Restrictions our Youth Workers are carrying out detached youth work in the communities on youth clubs nights instead.

    As Northallerton Youth Space is unable to open for it’s usual Friday night session the youth club lead from NYY and our fantastic volunteers have been taking to the streets to engage with the young people who would normally attend and others in the community, to ensure we continue our great relationship with them and to let them know we are still here and care. These Covid times have been very hard for everyone, but our young people especially who are at an age when socialising is a major part of their lives and development.

    We are out in all weathers at various times, twice a week in Northallerton and will usually visit the Skate Park, Bullamore Park and Applegarth, you may also sometimes see us up around Ashlands.  We have had some lovely and positive conversations with young people about the fun times they had in Youth Space and how valued it was amongst them, as being somewhere safe to go and somewhere they could get warm, get a hot snack and a safe adult when they needed it. Many have expressed the desire for us to “take youthy out to the park” which we would love to do and as soon as we are able (Covid restrictions currently do not allow) then we will certainly bring activities out and as the colder, darker nights approach (again once we are allowed) we will bring out hot chocolate and snacks where we can. We have had some lovely conversations with the young people we come across, who have always welcomed us approaching them and engaged in conversation with us in a positive and polite manner.  It has been a pleasure to see them again after all this time.

    As soon as we are allowed then Northallerton Youth Space will be open again, along with our other 17 youth cubs across the region. In the mean time we are out and about so please come and say a ‘socially distanced’ hi if you see us about.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 15:14
    Final Blog

    The young volunteering project at NYY has now come to an end. We are always still contactable and we can support you by signposting young people to those in their communities that can get them into the life changing and wonderful world of volunteering. Charlotte, Sally and Rachel send HUGE thanks to everyone they have worked with over the past few years and wish everyone’s volunteering journey huge success.

    If you need support to get into volunteering and are aged between 14-25 please get in touch with your area’s development worker or sally@nyy.org.uk and get some signposting help. 

    Charlotte Keable - Selby - charlotte@nyy.org.uk 

    Rachel Rabjohns - Harrogate and Craven - rachel@nyy.org.uk 

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 12:48
    Tang Hall

    In line with Government and Public Health guidelines around working with young people during the current pandemic, we are still not sure when we will be able to re-open Tang Hall Youth club at the Community Centre.

    Youth workers will be out delivering detached youth work around the area, to engage and chat with young people, as well as offering a range of small group activity sessions outside including Assault Courses, Boot-camp fitness, cycling, running and football/rugby ball skill sessions .

    Collaboration with other agencies including local Councillors, PCSOs, Inspired Youth, GoGet Cycling, York Dance Space, St Nicks Environmental Centre, sports venues and libraries means we can all work closely together to provide support to young people in this tight knit community.

    We have recently been given a number of reusable face masks, Bags of Creativity and other various gift items to share with young people attending our sessions, allowing us to continue engaging and building respect and strong relations with young people living in the Tang Hall area of York

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