The Warehouse@EYC, known locally as Elgin Youth Cafe, is a place where young people of all backgrounds can access a range of projects and activities including community projects, after school clubs, a variety of training courses, outdoor education activities, and issue-based sessions where we challenge, motivate and provide personal development opportunities for all 11-18 year olds in Moray.
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.
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.
Talk to Us!
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 provided 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.
We offer a 16-week (12 hours a week) work experience placement which offers hands on experience and training for young people aged between 16 & 25 years old. Through this project we aim to help young people develop the skills and knowledge needed to gain employment or move onto another positive destination. In addition, they are offered the opportunity to gain accredited qualifications such as food hygiene or first aid.
We offer a range of placements including hospitality, facilities, social media, youth work & admin roles. Our employability project is currently part funded by ESF.
Healthy Living Programme
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.