Pointing Youth in the Right Direction
Youth Direct is an after school club that was set up in 2003, as it became apparent that local youth needed some recreational space other than their school and home environment.
Firstly, they need some extra activity other than sitting at their desks studying and secondly, they needed someone to talk to, and discus issues with, who wasn’t their teacher or parent.
Since its inception, YouthDirect has been providing activities such as woodwork, art, water-sports and holiday day camps to local male youth aged 8 plus.
It has allowed youth to enjoy recreational activities and relax in a non-judgemental atmosphere whilst gaining confidence and self-esteem. Youth have created objects that they did not know they were capable of. They have learnt to mix with youth from other schools. They have learnt to concentrate and listen to instructions so their school work has improved as well as learning numeracy and literacy.
Your kind donation will make a difference. It will allow Youth Direct to continue to deliver these sessions. We have ideas to expand. Some ideas are coming from participants themselves. Some are coming from their parents. We want to increase the emotional health, behaviour and stability of local youth – the generation of the future – and you can help us make that happen!
“A number of our pupils who attend the after school projects that you have run have shown tremendous improvement both in their academic work and their general socializing. The teachers have also commented that their pupils who attend Youth Direct have markedly improved in their behaviour in the classroom and that they put much more effort into their work.”
“My son is so happy with the sessions and when he’s happy, I’m happy!”
“Pleasure to work with experienced excellent teachers, my son came home with such a beautiful picture.”
“Got to know other boys, he wouldn’t have known otherwise.”
“My son concentrates better and feels better about himself.”
“My son’s handwriting improved.”
“My sons behaviour at home has improved, especially on days he attends Z.T.”
“Helped my child develop patience.”