We will also organise activities and events away from the centre to promote unity among young people, social education, social cohesion, and break down barriers of segregation and geographical gang association by bringing kids from different areas together and letting them bond whilst having fun and learning.
We will hold regular sessions on;
– Educational advice (homework clubs) run by qualified teachers
– Health and well being run by nutrition and fitness instructors
– Mental health, run by counsellors and Psychologist
– Financial advice, led by debt consultants and money advisors
– Social issues led by youth workers / community leaders
– Anti bullying led by police and school staff
The aim of all these sessions and advice will be to help develop young people and provide them with the knowledge and tools to progress in life.
The Utley Youth project will have a structured and fun activity programme in which all young people can participate. We have a team of well experienced staff and dedicated volunteers who will manage and run the activity programme.
The activity programme will be vital to a lot of the younger people who have social and financial issues. We will use the activities to create friendship, unity and cohesion in the community.
Some of the activities we hope to undertake are;
• Local issues awareness days
• Clean up projects
• Environmental projects
• Visits to British heritage attractions
• Resident ails and outdoor activities
• Sports (Football, Badminton, Soft tennis, Table tennis)
• Arts & Craft (design & drawing, Card making, Mod rock, Photography, Portrait)
• Drama (Play writing – Basic skills)
• Personal safety
• Social programme (Film programme, Agree/Disagree, Trips, Cosy corner)
• Information centre
• Arts, crafts and sewing
• Citizenship trips
• Foreign youth exchange programmes
• Indoor activity centres
• Camping and walking
• Parties and get together
• Drama and role-play activity
• Story and creative writing
• Sports events
• Learning new skills workshops
At the Utley Centre we will continue to develop more activities and projects that are in demand to help young people in Keighley realise, recognise, and fulfil their potential and contribute to society.
The Youth club will provide evening time entertainment, equipment, resources and material in a safe environment for young people to use. Young people can come and use the centre freely, and use the centre for their work or just to relax and meet new friends.
We hope to use the centre and activities as ain intervention to stop young people falling into crime, and bringing them out of crime.