Helping kids to help themselves

PUBLISHED: 11:29 06 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:23 06 May 2010

A YOUTH club needs adult volunteers to help with its new venture. The Symonds Green Youth Club in Stevenage, which has been open on Wednesday nights since September, is becoming more popular with local young people. It is open from 7pm to 9pm and gives c

A YOUTH club needs adult volunteers to help with its new venture.

The Symonds Green Youth Club in Stevenage, which has been open on Wednesday nights since September, is becoming more popular with local young people.

It is open from 7pm to 9pm and gives children from the ages of 11 to 19 a chance to meet up and socialise with friends in a fun but monitored environment.

The youth club is open one night a week but the youngsters would like to open a new café which would give them another place to go.

They have already designed and developed the project and have a good idea on how they intend to fund it.

All they need now is to find adult volunteers to help them out and enable the café to open.

Cllr Sue Myson said: "It is pleasing to see young people being proactive and coming up with projects to provide entertainment for themselves and their peers.

"I would urge anyone who is able to help with the youth café venture to get involved."

* If you are interested in helping with this project, contact Becky Wisbey, community development officer, on 01438 242193.


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