A new Youth Club for 11 – 18-year-olds has its first session at the Limes Farm Community Centre next Friday 27 January.
Limes Farm Youth Club
Supported by Active Essex and the BBC the venture is a partnership between Epping Forest District Council’s Community, Culture and Wellbeing service, Community Safety Partnership and Youth Unity.
The club will meet every Friday from 27 January between 6pm and 8pm and is open to all young people between the ages of 11 and 18.
The various activities are available to both boys and girls with the aim of engaging them with sport, while also building life skills and helping them improve their confidence, self-esteem and ambition.
Sessions will include a number of different activities, including boxing, fitness, gaming, life skills and will be run by fully qualified sports coaches who are also mentors.
Empowering young people
Cllr Aniket Patel, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Community Partnerships said:
The club aims to empower young people through sports and community development. There is a real need on this estate for a youth club for young people to prevent anti-social behaviour and offer mentoring to help prevent young people from being coerced into crime.
The fun, engaging and challenging sessions will not only be rewarding but offer the chance for young members to come to a safe space and make new friends.
Hire of the hall until July has come from BBC funding from a short film produced on the estate. Epping Forest Community Safety Partnership is funding staff from Youth Unity until end March.
Youth Unity has received funding from Active Essex for equipment and they are also applying for other funds to continue the project from April 2023.
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