Come along and get involved, say youth club organisers

By Rebecca Hannant, News Correspondant


 

A new youth club has launched in Withernsea to give young people the chance to have a voice within the community. 

The club, which opened on November 15, is part of the Volunteen Withernsea and Volunteen Voice projects which are both run by East Riding Voluntary Action Services. ERVAS has been giving young people opportunities to get involved in volunteering and social action activities since 2010. 

Funded by the Withernsea Big Local and the National Lottery Community Fund, the youth club aims to support young people aged from 11-18 (25 if they have special educational needs), and aims to help them boost their confidence, gain skills and knowledge, and give them a voice in the community. 

Each Monday evening from 6pm to 8pm, attendees will have the chance to take part and try new things while building their confidence and making new friends. The Volunteen project also allows young people the chance to gain accreditations and take part in debates that allow them to voice the issues that matter most to them. Most importantly, the youth club offers them a place to go that gets them off the streets and engaging in activities. 

The club is open to everyone, including those in the villages, and is free to attend.

ACTIVITIES: The youth club, at the Blue Door Café, was launched earlier this month. CREDIT: Rebecca Hannant and Volunteen Withernsea

 

The youth club offers a wide range of activities. However, organisers are looking for more young people to attend and experience what is on offer. The club is also youth-led, which allows anyone to have their say on the sort of activities they would like to take part in, including sports, music, games, etc. As the club is new, it is also looking to work with and gain more funding for equipment from organisations in the area. Opportunities coming up include a chance to sing at Withernsea’s Winter Wonderland and other local Christmas events. The project is offering free group singing lessons through First Step Music Lessons for  young people who wish to get involved. The singing sessions also offer a space to rehearse in and a chance to gain some performance experience. If you or someone you know would be interested, please let Mark Zubrzycki from the youth group know. 

The youth club takes place at the Blue Door Café in Valley Gardens, which is part of a project that gives residents the chance to hire new bicycles free of charge, along with maintenance support and safety advice. 

For more information about the club, visit the Volunteen Withernsea Facebook page.