Avon Youth Club awarded £7,000 to support young people at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour in Lawrence Weston.
Earlier this month,Avon Youth Club spoke with Claire Cavanagh on BBC Radio Bristol about the clubs new Positive Changes programme which will be launching later this autumn, thanks to funding from The Southern Co-op’s Safer Neighbourhoods Fund.
The Positive Changes programme, which has taken place at some of Young Bristol’s other partner Community Youth Clubs, including Ashton Vale Club for Young People and Hartcliffe Club for Young People, will be a new and innovative programme for the youth club in Lawrence Weston.
With the core operations of the youth club being open-access youth work, Positive Changes will allow for targeted youth work to take place through activities and workshops, directly supporting young people aged 10 – 15 who may be at risk of becoming involved in crime or anti-social behaviour.
The funding will support two 8-week programmes, working towards the young people delivering a project to benefit the community that the young people live in. Past projects have seen young people volunteering to help others, or helping to improve a community area or facility.
Steve Price, Trustee at Avon Youth Club said,
“The whole point of this funding is to stop young people drifting into anti-social behaviour; and it’s a massive thank you to the Southern Co-op for this, it’s so well received, especially at this particular moment in time.”
You can listen back to the interview here [tune in from 2:09:30].