What do the sessions involve?
Our centre based youth sessions offer a wide range of activities such as sports, arts and crafts, cooking/baking, x-box/play station, table tennis, pool/snooker and project work.
Detached sessions are carried out on the streets, you may find 2/3 youth workers talking to groups of young people at the local parks, street corners or outside of shops. Our aim is to build up relationships with all young people and to organise weekly contact where we can encourage engagement in positive activities.
What you can expect
You can expect to be greeted by our friendly staff team and other young people who will show you around the centre and explain the rules. We encourage young people to participate in planned activities, which you have a chance to input to and share ideas. Although we work from a structured plan, we expect young people to engage in their own time on a voluntary basis.
- Respect peers and their opinions
- Don’t swear
- Be kind
- Mobile phone to be put in safety box till the end of session
(This is due to safeguarding reasons)
- No Bullying
- Look after the buildings
- Tidy up after yourself and put rubbish in the bin
- Respect and support the wider community
Durham Area Youth always accept new members to our sessions. If you are aged 8-18 and would like to join in the fun you can find activites for each village on our activites page to find out more.
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Durham Area Youth
Registered Charity No. 1174888
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