Buffalo Youth Projects

Junior Youth Club

This session runs on a Monday evening between 4:30pm and 6:30pm for young people ages 6-13 years.

During these sessions we do various activities to enable the young people to learn new skills, gain confidence and self esteem.

The activities on offer are both educational and fun for young people and are adapted to meet the needs of each individual so that all can take part.

 

Monday Night Youth Club

The Senior Special Needs Youth Club is on a Monday evening between 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The staff in the club always think of each individual when planning sessions so that everyone can participate in our inclusive learning environment.

During these activities and youth sessions volunteers and peer support workers are a valued part of the team encouraging and developing positive relationships, promoting independence and supporting young people.

Sessions that the club have ran so far include various activities such as:

  • healthy eating
  • healthy lifestyle
  • personal hygiene
  • bullying
  • arts and crafts .

Together the staff and volunteers promote a positive environment which creates a fun, learning atmosphere enabling young people to develop, grow and enjoy social interactions with each other.

 

Wednesday and Thursday Youth Club

These sessions both between 5:45pm and 7:30pm are for young people ages 8-16 years.

Aimed at helping young people learn various skills to help build confidence and self-esteem.

All sessions are educational and fun.

 

The Buffalo Youth Projects are led by those attending. This means it is lead by those that come to the sessions and they ultimately decide what they want to do in the sessions, helping out to plan and prepare these sessions as well.

The young projects at the Buffalo Community Centre are “for the young, run by the young”.

The aims of the Buffalo Youth Club is to help youth from the local community to develop or build:

  • self-esteem
  • self-belief and self-confidence
  • team work & relationships
  • life skills
  • health and fitness awareness
  • providing information
  • evaluating choices
  • having a voice and listening
  • negotiation skills
  • responsibility and care
  • respect
  • solutions to problems
  • making judgements
  • study support
  • managing money
  • presentations kills
  • handling competition
  • developing technology skills
  • volunteering opportunities
  • practising control and being assertive
  • taking a lead, handling chance
  • transition to independence
  • organisation skills and many more.

 

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