Woking YMCA is a local charity that support young people, especially in times of need. We operate a state of the art youth centre from where we run lots of free activities for young people to get involved with such as DJ-ing, music production, MC-ing, Grafitti art, Street dance and loads more. We also have our youth cafe open 5 times a week for all young people to come down, hang out and play pool or use or computers.
We also run an alternative education programme for young people in Years 10 and 11, where we help them get qualifications and help them get into college or get a job or apprenticeship after they leave school.
We also have a housing project called Grove Court where we offer accomodation to homeless young people. We currently have 12 young people living with us and we are providing them with support, help to get into college or work, budgeting skills and access to free counselling.
Our free counselling service is open to all young people aged 16 or over.
We also have 2 Connexions PAs who help young people in Yr 11 get into college or apprenticeships or work and they also work with young people who are aged 16-19 who are not in education, employment or training and help them find work or a college place.
We provide opportunities for people to volunteer with us.
We have many volunteers who help us carry out our work.
This money would be really useful for us as we could put it towards equipment and sessions for young people to be involved in.