Young people in Croydon can access a fantastic array of free activities when school is out, with parks sessions, pop-ups and projects happening throughout summer 2018.
From DJ masterclasses to drama productions; seven-a-side football sessions to enterprise and employability workshops; music and art projects to confidence-building and counselling, there is a huge range of entertainment, opportunities and support for young residents aged 8-18 (or up to 25 with additional needs).
Projects and workshops will be taking place in centres across the borough throughout July and August, with multi-sports and laser tag sessions held in parks. For the full timetable, or to book spaces on any of the projects or workshops email firstname.lastname@example.org, call the council’s youth engagement team on 07729 445 983 or follow them on Twitter @Young_Croydon. There’s no need to book for the parks sessions – just turn up on the day.
Also during the summer, young people will also be able to access a range of support and advice services in pop-up locations and during the sports sessions in parks, backed by organisations including Palace for Life Foundation, Croydon Drop In, the sexual health team, Onside and Music Klub.
A special programme of summer activities will be available for young people aged 14-19, including support, guidance and advice around exams results; employability and enterprise skills workshops; and construction industry insight sessions.
The activities on offer have been developed in consultation with young people in Croydon. Creating positive opportunities for young people is at the heart of Croydon’s Choose Your Future campaign, which is about supporting and encouraging young people to make the right choices in life.
“Croydon has some great opportunities for young people this summer. Whether you want to spend more time enjoying an activity you love, or try something new you’ve always wanted to do, there is a huge choice available. It’s your summer – choose to learn a new skill, choose to enhance your career prospects, choose to have fun and make friends. It could be the start of something great.”
Councillor Alisa Flemming, cabinet member for children, young people and learning