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  • Tom’s First Year as Charity Ambassador

    It’s a year since Tom Holmes, popular 22-year-old Reading FC first team player, became Berkshire Youth’s Charity Ambassador.

    12 May 2022

  • New Tilehurst Art Club

    We’re working with Tilehurst Parish Council to launch the new Tilehurst Art Club for local young people in school years 7 – 9.

    9 May 2022

  • Mental Health Award Winners!

    We are thrilled to have been named ‘Youth Mental Health Champions of the Year 2022 – Berkshire’ by Global Health & Pharma. 

    5 May 2022

  • Free Multi-Sport Sessions for Tilehurst Young People

    We’re delighted to be working with  Tilehurst Parish Council to offer FREE multi-sport sessions for local young people in school years 7 – 9.

    4 May 2022

  • Join Berkshire Youth’s DofE Group!

    Berkshire Youth is an open DofE provider, offering access to DofE programmes.

    28 April 2022

  • Winnersh Youth Hub

    Our mobile bus will be visiting locations across Winnersh over the coming weeks

    28 April 2022

  • Jasmine’s Fundraiser

    We are so grateful to Jasmine Barrett and her friends who are fundraising for Berkshire Youth by taking on the Llaberis Path in Snowdonia next month.

    28 April 2022

  • Tilehurst Parish Council Update

    We are delighted to announce that The Jubilee Annexe is now open!

    28 April 2022

  • Bracknell Youth Worker Vacancy

    We’re looking for an amazing youth worker to join our team.

    28 April 2022

  • Supporter Focus – Chieveley Fete

    We are over the moon that the Chieveley Fete committee have chosen Berkshire Youth as one of the charities they will support at this year’s fete.

    28 April 2022

Waterside Update

28 April 2022

Waterside Centre continues to be a hive of activity!

We ran a very popular, successful and wide ranging programme of events and activities for local young people over the Easter holidays. Young people enjoyed taking part in a variety of activities, including a reptile workshop, first aid sessions and Code Ninjas coding sessions.

We are also delighted to welcome Jasmine Sewell (pictured) to the Waterside team as our new Community Engagement Assistant. We caught up with Jaz to learn more!

What are you doing in your new role?
My role is to market and sell the space at Waterside Centre to local businesses and community groups. I am also looking to acquire sponsorship and donations from businesses to support our activities for young people.

What attracted to you to work at Waterside / Berkshire Youth?
I have worked for the last five years as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant in schools, and have seen first hand the need for more services to support the wellbeing of young people. When I realised that Waterside Centre had been refurbished and was still run by Berkshire Youth, I got in touch to see what I could offer and luckily there was a role for me!

What do you like about working at Waterside Centre?
Everyone is really friendly and helpful. It’s a fun environment to work in, and we are all committed to making a difference. I also work for Colline’s Kitchen, so I am here every day working with the community and meeting new people.

What do you hope to achieve in your new role?
I would love to see Waterside Centre grow and develop into a busy and fun community space which provides a full range of services to all demographics of our community.

How can we help you?
If anyone has any ideas or contact information for groups and businesses which you think would benefit from working at Waterside Centre and supporting Berkshire Youth, then please let me know and I will follow them up!

Jaz works on Wednesdays, 9am – 5.30pm. Please contact her by email or on 01635 018500.

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