Fun for youngsters at town’s activity club

Swan Youth Centre youngsters enjoy a fun day out in Quasar Elite Hemel Hempstead.
Swan Youth Centre youngsters enjoy a fun day out in Quasar Elite Hemel Hempstead.

Name of the organisation: Swan Youth Centre.

What are your main aims and objectives?

The Swan Youth Centre offers young people aged 12-18 the opportunity to participate in positive activities in a safe, drug and alcohol free environment where they can access information to enable them to make informed choices.

Where do you meet and how often?

Swan Youth Centre, 137-139 High Street, Berkahmsted.

> After school drop-in: 3.30pm to 6pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

> Year 9 Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm.

> Youth Council meetings 4.30pm to 6pm Wednesdays once or twice per month.

> Swan Skater meetings 4 - 5pm Wednesdays once per month.

> Swan Activities planning group: 4pm to 5pm on Wednesdays once per month.

> Year 8’s drop-in: Thursdays 6pm to 8pm.

> Gig Nights: 7pm to 10.30pm once per month.

We also offer specialised nights offering one-off and short courses on such things as first-aid, self defence, drug awareness, anti-bullying, sexual health, art projects, video making, pool competitions etc.

Outreach work is delivered to make sure the needs of the hard-to-reach young people are met.

What sort of people are your members?

Young people aged 12-18.

If someone was considering membership, what would you say to them to convince them to sign up?

Membership is free.

Please give us an idea of your activities in the last six months, and what do you have lined up for the future?

Full programme of summer activities coming up including trips to Thorpe Park and Brighton, Summer Fun Day, Inflate Fun, Skate Coaching and Swan Summer Getaway.

Does your club have a website that people can visit for more information?