Led by project worker Paul Tomski Thomas, project worker Rumee Aktar, and a team of sessional workers, the project engages children aged 10-18 in a wide programme of fun and participative activities working in partnership with a wide range of organisations.
Prior to Covid-19, the project offered three times a week after-school youth club sessions in the EYST Youth Centre in Swansea, supported by qualified and experienced youth workers, Mondays from 3-6pm are for boys only; Wednesdays from 3-6pm are mixed; Fridays from 3-6pm are girls only nights. We also offered one-to-one support, and regular trips and activities, particularly during school holidays. Thanks to the funding from Children in Need, all of these activities are usually free.
The project is currently engaging with Young People online with regular quiz sessions, motivational speakers, and catch-ups. Trips have been planned for the time when social distancing restrictions are lifted, and we look forward to the time we can welcome young people back to the EYST Youth Club.
We work closely with local schools including primary schools to support Y6 pupils as they transition to secondary school. We also partner regularly with a range of organisations including YMCA Swansea, National Waterfront Museum, Circus Eruption, South Wales Police, Locws International and much more – in order to give young people access to a wide range of fun and interesting opportunities.