Boys youth club has been running for the last 5 years in the London borough of Camden. The youth club has been offering different activities that include physical and educational activities which include table tennis, snooker, table, watching educational videos, educational workshops, drop-in advice and signposting. The youth club has 2 aims firstly to offer physical activities for the participating youth so they can relax and enjoy with their peers while at the same time they can meet their potential friends and role models.
This will reduce the isolation that most of Somali youth and other young people suffer which may lead to all sorts of problems i.e. mental health problems or to befriend with criminals that they meet in the streets in order to break their isolation. Secondly, is to offer practical help i.e. in the form of advice and guidance sessions both in groups and in individuals for the participating youth. These sessions will deal youth issues both in individual and in group level.
The youth club project aims to be more than just a youth club and sees the development, needs and aspirations of young people as paramount and takes a leading role in representing the views of young people at all levels. Over the years both youth club and holiday programme has been growing and has developed to offer a significant number of services to the young people in Camden.Its current portfolio of activities are outline regular youth club sessions, holiday sachems and working closely with local Schools, to offer a tailor made projects for those who at risk exclusion or excluded from Schools.
The youth club programme attract to the young people with key day trips, residential/activities that require attendance at crime prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, self-esteem building or intervention related sessions.To ensure that the young people access further support for the issues that may be affecting them whilst providing a range of diversionary and positive experience, which contribute to young people`s personal and social development in order to achieve accreditation awards including AQA, ASDAN etc,.