Arun Youth Projects

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CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

We run youth clubs, projects and support for young people in the Littlehampton, Rustington and East Preston area.

Arun Youth Projects launched in October 2017 and is a partnership between Arun Church and East Preston Youth Club Management Committee, Littlehampton Town Council, and Rustington Parish Council combining the existing youth work of each organisation. We engage with hundreds of young people every year to help them be happy, safe, and recognise their potential.

YOUTH CLUBS

We run 8 youth club sessions every week across Littlehampton, Rustington, and East Preston all year including half-terms and summer holidays. There are lots of activities on offer including games consoles, sports competitions, creative arts, cooking projects and trips.  Young people are given regular opportunities to be involved in the planning of future sessions so they stay relevant and engaging. Entry is 50p per session.

Tuesdays

  • East Preston Seniors (15-18’s) @ The Conservative Hall, 7-9pm
  • Southfields Youth (11-18’s) @ Southfields Jubilee Centre, 7:30-9pm

Wednesdays

  • Flintstone Youth (11-18’s) @ The Flintstone Centre, 7-9pm

Thursdays

  • Keystone Juniors (7-10’s) @ The Keystone Centre, 4-5:30pm
  • Rustington Youth (11-18’s) @ Rustington Youth Centre (Woodlands Rec), 6-8pm
  • Keystone Youth (11-18’s) @ The Keystone Centre, 6:30-8:30pm

Fridays

  • Keystone Youth (11-18’s) @ The Keystone Centre, 3:30-5:30pm
  • East Preston Inters (11-14’s) @ East Preston Youth Centre (Infant School site), 7-9pm

FOCUSSED PROJECTS

Soccer School

An after-school football session that includes warm-ups, skill drills, games, communication exercises, team building exercises, and warm down. AYP Soccer School is open to anyone who attends White Meadow Primary Academy in year 4, 5 and 6 and aims to remove participation barriers by providing high-quality sport for just £1 a week.

Young Leader Programme

The Young Leader Programme is ongoing training designed to enable Young Leaders (aged 14-18) to volunteer for other AYP projects. AYP helps young leaders to:

  • gain the knowledge, skills and confidence required to become an effective role model
  • further their own personal development
  • lead and plan sessions for  children and young people
  • work towards other Awards (for example Duke of Edinburgh, Youth Outset, or Football Association Coaching)
  • acquire the skills that are needed for the future (such as budgeting and effective communication)
  • have fun!

Sports Accessibility Bursary

The Sports Accessibility bursary enables partnership opportunities with local sports clubs where we work with them to ensure they support young people who would otherwise be facing barriers to participation. We also reach out to those who have the potential to excel at a sport, equipping them with the resources they need to compete at higher levels. Young people wanting to access the Sports Bursary write a simple application outlining why they want to take up a sport, what they would like to purchase and how much money they need. A panel of young people then meets regularly to decide which young people the bursary will support.

Outreach (detached) Work

Outreach takes place outside of our youth centres and supports and compliments new and existing centre/project-based youth work. Outreach is primarily used to inform young people of services that exist in their locality and to encourage them to use such services. Outreach can also seek to identify, through consultation with young people, any gaps that exist in services aimed at meeting their needs.

TARGETED SUPPORT

Targeted support allows us to provide specific help and opportunities for those who need it most. Sometimes this involves referring to other agencies for issues such as counselling or sexual health, or it may require developing bespoke solutions around the needs of the individual. AYP is also developing a mentoring programme that will aim to support young people at risk of exclusion or anti-social behaviour.

Our Team

Ben Young
Ben YoungService Manager
Ben holds a BA (Hons) in Social Pedagogy – Education and Learning: Youth work and community learning and development.
Emma Biffi
Emma BiffiLittlehampton Team Manager
Emma holds a BA (Hons) in Childhood, Youth & Society

Contact Us

Our address is Arun Youth Projects, The Wickbourne Centre, Clun Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 7DZ

Phone: 01903 782744