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  • Waterside’s 2nd Birthday!

    Today, we are celebrating the second anniversary of Waterside Centre reopening.

    3 August 2023

  • Duck Race

    Our friends at the Rotary Club of Reading Abbey have asked us to share news of the charity fundraising event they’re running at The Oracle on Saturday 9 September.

    31 July 2023

  • Tilehurst Youth Club

    Thank you to youth worker Jessica for this update!

    31 July 2023

  • Waterside – July 2023

    Kelly told us: “The summer months bring a range of activity to Waterside Centre.

    31 July 2023

  • The Wayz – July 2023

    A real summer of fun at The Ways; the month started brilliantly with the Community Fun Day and Bracknell Together Walk.

    31 July 2023

  • Britwell – July 2023

    Britwell Youth and Community Project’s Summer Holiday Club is running from Monday 24 July– Friday 18 August (daily Monday – Friday), 11am – 3pm.

    31 July 2023

  • Updates from our Flagship Youth Clubs

    Please click on the links below for the latest updates from our flagship youth clubs in Slough, Bracknell and Newbury.

    31 July 2023

  • Youth Development and Community Engagement Update

    The school holidays are now upon us and our summer programmes are in full swing.

    31 July 2023

  • Training News

    Here are our upcoming training courses, including posters.

    31 July 2023

  • Staff Spotlight

    In the last update, we caught up with Abbas, who was celebrating his first year of working at Berkshire Youth.

    31 July 2023

Day in the Life of our Youth Worker, Katie

29 April 2021

We asked our fantastic youth worker, Katie, what she does on a typical day.

What’s a typical working day for you?
I usually start the day by checking my emails and planning my groups work sessions. Then in the afternoon, I run sessions with different groups and schools across Berkshire. I am delivering three different programmes at the moment: Leadership Programme, Be Internet Citizens and a FutureProof course.

What do you find most challenging about being a youth worker?
Being on Zoom and not meeting young people in real life has been a real challenge for me. I love being out and meeting young people face-to-face and getting to know them. This is definitely harder to do over a computer screen. I am just starting two new Leadership Programmes in West Berkshire, with Theale Green School and Denefield School, and I am so happy to be allowed to meet the young people in person.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
It’s great getting young people through the different awards and achieving a certificate or qualification. The young people I have worked with feel a massive sense of achievement once they have completed an award and that is what really is awesome.

What is your background?
I have worked in Berkshire for 14 years, coaching sports at clubs and mentoring young people in schools. My passion is working with young people, as a youth worker or trampoline coach. It is great getting to work with such a wide range of children as you never get a boring day. Seeing young people achieve is what really motivates me when I wake up each morning!

Thanks ever so much for sharing your average day with us, Katie. We love having you as part of our team, training, motivating and inspiring young people across Berkshire.

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