Youth Blog

  • Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:48
    Filey Youth Club

    Coronavirus has affected us all, not least our young people! But the students that I work with in Filey are coping pretty well! Many have been in regular contact via text and continue to reach out when they need some extra support. We have been working really hard to ensure our service is not diluted – just adapted to ensure as many opportunities to socialise, seek out support and learn are available to young people of Filey and the surrounding areas.

    Our weekly youth club is certainly a highlight for us. Yes, like many other North Yorkshire Youth Clubs, Filey Youth Club is still running! We may be online, but we have done arts and crafts, played games such as bingo, done quizzes, sports activities and even some baking! We’ve had some great feedback from our attendees and the staff are certainly excited about still being able to engage with young people and provide a safe space to share, learn and have fun!

    We will be continuing these Virtual Youth Clubs for as long as necessary – so if you haven’t already, why not “come along”? We’d love to see you there!

    Stay safe, stay healthy,

    Mary-Ann

    Youth Mentor, Filey

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 15:42
    Online Virtual Youth Clubs

    With the current situation, North Yorkshire Youth as an organisation are having to adapt from traditional youth clubs and go ‘online’. Across the county we are delivering virtual youth clubs using a video networking platform. Although we are not engaging all youth club members, a good number of young people are joining their local club for the session.

    Virtual Youth Clubs have been using different engaging activities during the sessions including: Scavenger hunts, Crafts, Mug Cakes, Quizzes, Den building as well as lots, lots more. If you have any activity ideas that could be used at within a session then please contact your local worker.

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 13:44
    Tang Hall

    Like much of the country, and across the world, normal service has been put on hold due to Coronavirus, so regular youth activities are currently postponed until it is safe to restart them.

    In the Tang Hall area current activities, Youth Clubs, outreach and detached youth work are no longer being offered to young people in the way we have been used to.

    Sue Shooter, Youth Mentor working in the area on behalf of North Yorkshire Youth and funded by Tang Hall Big Local, is still busy working behind the scenes to support young people living in the Tang Hall area.  This work is being carried out by one to one contact over the phone, through text or messenger and by sending information out in the post.

    Regular newsletters for young people have been posted out across the locality. They have also been handed out with any food parcels families may have collected or had delivered from Tang Hall Community Centre.  The newsletters include information, recipes, activities and ways to contact Sue, for those wanting support or a chat during this difficult time.

    A weekly virtual Youth Club is also being offered through Zoom, young people can join in with fun games, chats and group discussions around topics or issues they are interested in.

    Hopefully, as restrictions start to be lifted, Sue, Charlotte and Freya will be able to be visible in the community again and, before too long, to meet young people.

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