Activities for young people aged 8 to 25

At Newark Youth London, we are more than just an organization – we are a force for positive transformation in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Since 1984, our roots have run deep, initially forming as a football club and growing into a beacon of hope for young people and adults alike.

Newark Youth London offers inclusive youth clubs, catering for 11-19-year-olds and extending to 25-year-olds with special needs (SEND). The clubs feature diverse indoor activities like pool, table tennis, arts, crafts, and digital sessions. Participants engage in various sports like Basketball, Boxing, Football, and Volleyball promoting active lifestyles. Other offerings include short courses, workshops on vital topics, personalized advice, accredited courses, and engaging projects like healthy eating. Additionally, exciting trips and residentials provide enriching experiences for all participants.

The Healthy-Active-Together (HeAT) project offers a wide range of free sports and physical activity sessions across the borough with the objective of engaging inactive young people, aged 10 to 25, and their families into regular sports and physical activities. The main goal of this project is to improve their health and wellbeing, whilst reducing isolation and exclusion. The HeAT project aims to provide a varied menu of weekly indoor and outdoor sports and physical activities tailored to the needs, abilities and fitness levels of young people and their families.

The project is in response to Covid-19 impacting the education and employment prospects of young people in Tower Hamlets. The project targets disadvantaged young people aged 14 to 25, helping them identify their future career options/pathways; improve their employability skills, help them access apprenticeships, courses or work experience and support them to move into paid employment or start their own business.

The Work –It Hub aims to provide 1-2-1 mentoring support to disadvantaged BAME young people aged 14 to 25, helping them identify their future career options and pathways; improve their employability skills, help them access apprenticeships, courses and work experiences, and support them to move into paid employment or starting their own businesses.

The outcomes will be that young people build a clear idea of what they want to do, and are actively engaged in school/college or move into paid work/training depending on age. The project is funded by London Community Response Fund.

Newark Youth London was founded on football and we are well known for providing football for BAME young people in Tower Hamlets and across East London Today we use football to engage and keep 250 children and young people away from ASB, crime, drugs and negative lifestyle. We promote healthy living and personal development (confidence, communication, leadership and lifeskills). We encourage young people coming to our football sessions to access our youth clubs, employment & training projects and social action projects.

AcE Futures is an exciting programme of activities where you get rewarded for taking part in regular youth club and sports sessions. Everytime you take part, you earn rewards to spend on great activities like a trip to the cinema for you and your mates.

You will have access to workshops and accredited courses (customer service, leadership, first aid and many more) to help you progress and focus on your future.

Girls in Action (GIA) is a social action leadership project for girls aged 12-19 (12-25 for SEND). The aim is to encourage more girls to access youth club sessions, whilst providing a safe place for girls to socialise, learn and grow as responsible citizens. Over a period of six months, the girls deliver a social action project of their choice to benefit the community; they invite other local girls to get involved and ask for support from their local Councillors, Executive Mayor and Youth Mayor. The girls work closely with their youth workers to plan and deliver these activities. The project creates opportunities for girls to volunteer, be part of the social action and develop their skills in leadership, communication, presentation, project delivery & management, community outreach and fundraising.

Exercise and fitness classes
Activities for children and young people
Sports clubs and groups
Careers advice
Advice for young people
Sports facilities
Employment and training initiatives
Family support groups and organisations
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Managing a long-term health condition
Support with employment
Youth support
Service access criteria:

Open to all young people 8-25

Additional needs catered for:
Learning difficulty friendly
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