Easington Youth Club is a registered charity organisation. There are currently 4 trustees and the club is run by a Management Committee which has 8 committee members.
The aim of the club is to provide support, develop opportunities and activities to enable young people aged 8 – 24 years to achieve their full potential.
The play park is also incorporated into Easington Youth Club.
Costs: £1.00 per session - just turn up on the specific night, no need to register
Address: Easington Youth Club, Beck Lane, Easington
Currently the club hours are as follows:
18:00 – 20:30 – Duke of Edinburgh Award Unit (age 14/24)
Currently 23 participants, 11 Gold, 8 Silver, 4 Bronze (4 Gold awaiting presentations at St James Palace, London with 4 more due to complete around October 2017)
15:45 – 17:30 – Junior Youth Club
Age 8/11 any under 8 require a parent/guardian with them. Approximately 30 young people and parents attend.
18:30 – 20:30 – Senior Youth Club
Age 11 onwards. Approximately 25 attend.
All the volunteer youth workers are DBS registered, first aid trained, safe guarding trained and dedicated to providing a safe environment for the young people to enjoy.
To support all of the above the general running costs of the building, and keeping the external areas maintained amount to around £3,500 per annum. This figure does not include any repairs of the building which may be required, maintenance of the play park, replacement of any play park equipment, or replacement of any other equipment which is required from time to time. In addition it does not include training costs of volunteers.
Fund raising events are organised by the volunteers and young people of the Youth Club throughout the year – Coffee mornings, Fun Days, Xmas Fayre, Sponsored Walks/Bike Rides/Silences, Community Help Days etc.
The young people also support their community with logging/gardening days for the elderly, beach cleans, helping at Church, School and Community events and many more.
The Youth Club provides social contact, support and a safe haven for both adults, children and young people in a community which is losing so many of the valuable facilities needed to sustain a vibrant and diverse community.
We know this from the consultations that are regularly taken using participatory appraisal with the young people and adults to support a programme activities that are young people led.
The play park is used regularly by families. For the teenagers it is their chill out corner.