Hounslow Action for Youth Association (HAY)

The Weekender - HAY's Weekend Club

To build on the weekday provision of HAY and provide weekend recreational and educational activities for young people aged 13-19. The provision will engage 'hard to reach' young people in positive activities that socially and practically educate. Youth engagement usually ends on a Friday.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (296372)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£10,672

Donations

61

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

Situation

There are high incidences of anti-social behaviour in the area and this is compounded by a lack of weekend youth provision. Many local young people have behavioural & learning difficulties and are easily distracted and led by peers into disruptive and criminal actions. The prevalence of drugs and ease of access, also leads to increased anti-social and criminal behaviour, mental and physical health issues and raises a negative profile of young people in the area amongst older community members.

Solution

The provision will engage young people in a variety of positive activities that divert from anti-social behaviour and produce social and practical opportunities for informal learning. Extended youth engagement will reduce the opportunity for, and incidences of, anti-social behaviour. Young people will be better equipped to live in a consensual community through social learning opportunities and achieve enhanced economic independence because of their participation in practical skills sessions.