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Whitworth Youth offers high quality, innovative activities and experiences for young people. We want to provide opportunities to raise aspirations and support them to be the best they can be.What's On
In 2017, the statutory Council’s Children’s Services had to close the Youth Club in Whitworth despite much protest. This would leave local young people with no provision outside of school hours.
Without safe places to build healthy relationships and gain skills, this next generation were more likely to make poor choices in relationships and life. Those young people most disengaged, underachieving and at-risk of exclusion in our community could miss their chance to change the direction of their lives.
We are here so this doesn’t happen.
Young people need opportunities and a network of support to raise their aspirations and grow into mature and responsible individuals.
In response to the local situation, Anglo Recycling and Hebron Pentecostal Church established Whitworth Youth; a charity that would reopen the Youth Club. It was soon evident that we could do so much more to help our young people.
Whitworth Youth received a warm welcome and is now a fixture of the community. 60 young people are attending our activities every week.
“It’s fantastic! We have received nothing short of a thoroughly warm welcome from all aspects of this wonderful community.”Sarah Corke, Youth Leader
Sarah has been working for Whitworth Youth since the beginning. She sees herself, and her family, as a catalyst for encouraging the Church and civic society to engage more closely. As an increasing number of young people engage with our provision, she is starting to encounter broken, at-risk young people every day. As a result, a programme of mentoring and coaching is being developed.
Motivated by our Christian faith, we are here to show love and compassion to all the young people of Whitworth.
We want to be present in every aspect of their lives; home, school and on the streets, and to support the many who are disengaged, underachieving and at-risk of exclusion.