During the course of 2012 we witnessed two very special anniversaries, first there was the Queens Diamond Jubilee, and secondly, but just as important to the local area, Warrington Youth Club celebrated its 60th anniversary. Since we were founded in 1952 our membership of young people aged between 7 and 19 (up to 25 for those with disabilities) who have attended the club has flourished. In August 2010 180 young people visits were recorded, 2011…1400 young people, 2012 …4200 young people, showing an amazing growth at Warrington Youth Club. An amazing place for young people.
We believe in ‘inspiring young people to achieve’ and strive to ensure all our young people are equipped to achieve their aims in life. We support young people’s development, offering opportunities to gain new experiences, increase and develop skills, knowledge self awareness and confidence, and enabling them to make positive and healthy life choices. We currently deliver a range of evening based projects and school holiday club. The projects we run include Stay Safe, Positive Life Skills, Blue, Loud and Clear, Positive Changes, Girls Group, Buddy Up, National Citizenship Service, Junior Drop In, Sports Development, Holiday Club, Urban Class Bike Project, Open Access and we are in the process of launching the first UK Youth Village.
As you will be aware, the Club is a registered charity and as such relies on donations and funding, none of which is guaranteed. It is through support of local people and business’ that we can maintain our work making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the young people in Warrington, offering them a safe environment and the opportunity to talk to some fantastic Youth Workers.