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Springfield Youth Group - A place to belong

07/08/2017 About 1 minute

- A PLACE TO BELONG -

SPRINGFIELD YOUTH GROUP


EVERY FRIDAY - 7.15-10pm

and running right through the summer holidays!

FIND US AT
The Daffodil Room, Springfield Parish Centre
St Augustine's Way
Springfield
Chelmsford CM1 6GX


Entrance is to the right-hand side of the main building, through the playground -
just look out for the SYG banner on the railings

Age range 11-17 yrs (school years 7-11)
Free Membership - £1.00 per session

COMING UP…


FRIDAY 4th AUGUST
TOURNAMENT NIGHT!

come and try your hand at
**** TABLE FOOTBALL ****
+
**** POOL****


FRIDAY 11th AUGUST
It's….
****KAAAAARAOKE NIGHT!****


regular activities:
TABLE TENNIS - BADMINTON - VOLLEYBALL - FOOTBALL - ROUNDERS - ARCHERY
BOARD GAMES - GAMING - Xbox one + PS4
ART & CRAFT - bring & share your own projects or learn a new skill


Treat yourself at the Tuck Shop! - Choose from a selection of drinks
- bottled water, fizzy drinks, juice boxes, Capri Sun -
sweets* + retro sweets - chews, fizzy laces, Haribo, Mars bars, crisps & snacks
*Vegetarian (gelatine-free) options available

More information for parents & guardians

All young people between the ages of 11 and 17 and their parents/guardians are invited to drop in on any Friday between 7.15 and 9.45pm, say hello and see what we have on offer.

All volunteer youth workers at SYG are enhanced DBS checked and we have a trained Medic/First Responder at every session.

SPRINGFIELD YOUTH GROUP
- A PLACE TO BELONG -


OUR AIMS

· Providing a secure and safe environment for young people aged 11-17 to socialise with their friends and make new ones without fear of crime, bullying and violence.
· Building confidence and developing interests, skills and capabilities.
Offering a good choice of in-house activities -
gaming / movie nights, team sport tournaments, health & beauty, table tennis, basic first aid, bush craft - and involvement in wider community projects, as well as organised trips.
· Inspiring young people to contribute as independent, mature and responsible citizens.
· Developing strong links with the local community through volunteering and social activities, demonstrating that young people are keen to engage and be a part of something positive.
· Offering information, informal advice and guidance alongside our social activities and recreational facilities.

If you have questions about membership, volunteering or donating items, please email springfieldsyg@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook/Springfield Youth Group

Crowdfunding:
https://www.gofundme.com/springfield-youth-group

SPRINGFIELD YOUTH GROUP
- A PLACE TO BELONG -

THE STORY SO FAR

Following increased reports of anti-social behaviour across Springfield and Chelmer Village, a group of residents - many of them parents of concerned teens - came together in February 2017 to discuss how to effect a positive change. They agreed that an after-school provision for 11-17 year-olds would offer a safe space for socialising and could in turn actively strengthen our community.

100% of parents responding to our recent online survey felt there was nowhere safe for their 11-17 year olds to socialise out of school.

100% of young people said there was not enough affordable social provision in the area.

With a base at the Springfield Parish Centre in the heart of Springfield, and welcoming members from the wider communities of Chelmer Village and Beaulieu Park, the idea has sparked enthusiasm, and things have been progressing swiftly with the help and guidance of Essex Youth Services. The group has already received generous donations of equipment from local residents and businesses.

With additional support from Essex Community Foundation, Swan Housing Association, Charles David Casson, many private donations - and a very generous grant from the National Lottery's Big Lottery Fund for equipment - we are now able to run the Youth Group on Friday nights from 30 June, throughout the summer holidays and beyond.

Springfield Youth Group is a not-for-profit organisation, run by a committee and team of volunteers Youth Workers. All are DBS checked and drawn from the Springfield, Chelmer Village and Beaulieu Park communities. Safeguarding, First Aid and Mindfulness courses are being undertaken in the coming weeks to further ensure the safety and well being of everyone involved.

Essex Youth Services have been instrumental in supporting the group, providing guidance, DBS checks and on-going advice as we have become established; their help and experience has been invaluable.

We're certain that we can all make a positive change in our community, whether a local resident, parent or young person.

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