Future Skills Training

Infuse youth cafe and club

A youth café and club for those aged 11-18 providing a vital safe space after school to engage in fun activities, express themselves, build friendships, and build relationships with the team allowing for emotional and practical support to be given. We offer volunteer work experience and mentoring.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1119501)

Campaign target

£4,348

Amount raised

£4,248

Donations

12

Championed by The Childhood Trust

  • “I like Infuse because it’s a great place for me to come and relax, chill and have good conversation. We can play a few games and have fun.”

    — Infuse attendee (young person)

  • “I enjoy coming to infuse because it is fun, and I like the workers because they make me laugh and are very fun. I also like the food.”

    — Infuse attendee (young person)

  • I like that they are open to thinking "how do we work with this young person and not can we work with this young person. They are warm, welcoming and help the young people feel at ease.

    — Rebecca Lynn, Wandsworth Youth Offending Team

  • I would like to thank Sarah and the Infuse team for helping me and making me feel part of something. I am very happy in my job and it has made a huge difference to my life. My anxiety has not been so much of a problem and I keep getting more and more confident.

    — Mentee and young person Infuse volunteer

Situation

We are helping to solve the problem of a severe lack in youth services. We are reducing the number of young people being tempted or pressured into negative behaviours on their way home from school. We are preventing young people from falling into crime and reducing their vulnerability to gangs. We are combating feelings of loneliness and isolation among young people. We are combating the problem of young boys not having positive male role models in their life.

Solution

By providing high quality youth services in a safe, positive environment By providing a space where young people feel welcomed and valued By building up attendees confidence and self-esteem and providing them with tools to navigate themselves positively, safely and successfully through their teenage years. By building supportive relationships with young people allowing us to challenge negative behaviours and attitudes. By mentoring attendees. By offering volunteer work experience opportunities.