Our Friday evening drop ins are the cornerstone of our provision. Our Youth Management Group plan the evenings and take on roles which include serving food and drinks, operating the DJ Booth and running fun activities.
We also offer employment opportunities, giving young people real work place skills in hospitality, administration and youth work. The underlying ethos of the café is “Run by young people, for young people”. To that end, we actively listen to our members and it is their energy, imagination and ambition that drives the project forward.
Due to current guidelines around reducing the risk associated with coronavirus, we’re having to make some changes to our services. We are running an amended service;
- All face to face sessions after today’s Eat, Chat & Chill are postponed until further notice. This includes Eat, Chat, Chill, fitness, cooking classes and Friday night drop-ins. Due to the short notice, we will be open for today’s Eat, Chat, Chill session but not fitness to discuss our plans and any concerns with our young people.
- We will be starting online services and groups to stay in contact with our young people. Keep an eye on our social media for information on this as it comes available. Also if you have any other ideas on how we can keep in contact let us know!
- Unfortunately, we have had to make the decision to cancel our Easter holiday programme.
To arrange a chat with a youth worker either give us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 01343 548300. These were not easy decisions to make but our priority has to be to follow government advice and of course the well-being of our young people, families and community. We will continue to keep you updated via our social media pages.
Please stay safe and look after each other!
Open to all S1-S6 our term time and holiday programmes promote well-being, mental and physical health. With a range of activities including Cooking Classes, Fitness Classes and Drop-In sessions there is always something for young people to get involved in.
Advice and Support
Should you or anyone you know need additional support and advice our Youth Workers are on hand. To arrange a chat with us click here.
Or contact us on 01343 548300 or pop into The Warehouse.
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If you have ideas for a project or activity come and tell us about it.
We would love to hear your ideas!
Over the years The Warehouse@EYC has operated a wide variety of projects for our young people.
Term Time Programmes
Created in collaboration with our young people, our term time programmes aim to provide daily after school activities for young people.
These programmes combine our healthy living programme with social sessions such as our weekly Friday Night Drop Ins to give young people the social space to be themselves.
We run our holiday programmes over the Easter, Summer and October holidays. These programmes are free to attend and provide the opportunity for young people to experience new activities or to visit new places.
Work Placements (Employability Project)
This 16 week (10 hrs a week) project offers in-house work experience and training to enable each participant to build confidence, gain knowledge and improve their personal skills. In addition they are offered the opportunity to gain accredited qualifications.
As part of this project they will work alongside trained staff and professionals in a variety of different roles. Opportunities include administration and social media, front of house hospitality and catering, as well as assisting the youth team with the planning, organising and delivery of the youth project.
The Warehouse Squad offers paid positions for existing members of The Warehouse @EYC. Roles include café bar and kitchen managers, entertainment coordinator and young fundraiser. Squad members support the Youth Team during after-school, evening and weekend sessions.
As well as gaining valuable work experience, Squad members also receive training in Food Hygiene and First Aid. With the support of the Youth Team, they also build key skills in organisation and planning, budgeting, stock management and customer service.
Healthy Living Program
Each week our Health Promoting Youth Workers deliver cooking and fitness classes, raising awareness of healthy living and positive decision-making. Specialist sessions are also offered, e.g. Beatz and Personal Trainers. Our members are encouraged to challenge themselves and, each term, take part in a special event. Recent challenges have included Gung Ho and Beatzathon.
As part of this programme we also have two Smoothie Bikes on site which are available for hire through the Youth Team. You can print out a rental form here.
Delta Force is an initiative involving young people undertaking community-based tasks in the local area. It works closely with local care homes, and provides a fundraising resource for other local charities.
This initiative provides young people with practical life skills, while encouraging young people to become active members of their communities, building positive relationships between young and old and illustrating the positive contributions that young people are able to offer.
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