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  • Berkshire Youth AGM

    We are holding our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 26 July.

    1 July 2022

  • New Tilehurst Youth Club

    We’re really excited to share that we’re starting a new youth club at The Jubilee Annexe at The Calcot Centre from Thursday 15 September, in partnership with Tilehurst Parish Council.

    30 June 2022

  • Managing Conflicts of Interest in a Charity

    As a trustee you must make decisions based only on what’s best for your charity.

    30 June 2022

  • Tilehurst Parish Council Update

    The Tilehurst Art Club run by Berkshire Youth on behalf of Tilehurst Parish Council has now started in the newly refurbished Jubilee Annexe in Calcot, Reading.

    30 June 2022

  • News from Waterside Centre

    It’s been another busy month at Waterside Centre, and it’s incredible to think that it’s less than a year since the centre reopened its doors.

    30 June 2022

  • News from The Wayz

    There are always lots of exciting things happening at The Wayz, from leadership sessions to their upcoming summer camps, youth volunteering programme and Community Fun Day on Saturday 16 July.

    30 June 2022

  • DofE Volunteering Hours Make Huge Positive Impact

    We’re thrilled that The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants from Berkshire Youth dedicated 741 hours to volunteering between April 2021 and March 2022, with a social value of £3423.42.

    30 June 2022

  • Climbing Snowdon to Support Local Youth

    We caught up with Jasmine Barrett to learn more about the epic challenge she undertook to raise much-needed funds for us.

    30 June 2022

  • The Berkeley Foundation Partners with Berkshire Youth

    The Berkeley Foundation, the grant-making foundation set up by housebuilder the Berkeley Group, has partnered with Berkshire Youth.

    30 June 2022

  • Welcome to Abbas

    We recently caught up with out newest youth worker, Abbas, to learn more about his role supporting young people in the Slough area.

    30 June 2022

Waterside Update

30 September 2021

There has been so much happening at the Waterside Centre! We caught up with Kelly, our Youth and Community Manager, to find out more.

Following the amazing success of our summer holiday programme, September has seen Waterside Centre start to build its offer to the community both through Berkshire Youth programmes and through our partnerships with other organisations.

On a weekly basis we are joined by:

  • Thames Valley ABC; offering boxing sessions for young people and adults on a Tuesday and Thursday evening
  • Vox Fresh; a contemporary singing group offering sessions for children and young people in school years from Reception to Year 13
  • West Berkshire Youth Dance Company (Westies); offering dance sessions and rehearsals on a Friday, and soon on a Monday as well

Berkshire Youth has also chosen September to start the pilot programme of the Paddle Club for young people in school Years 7 to 11 on a Thursday after school. We have also partnered with the non-profit social enterprise BoxWise to offer a 13-week non-contact boxing course on a Wednesday evening for young people aged 12 to 16.

One weekend saw Waterside Centre once again host the Waterside Series event with over 100 paddlers participating in the event. It was great to see all of the paddlers back at the centre after so many years, and we are excited at the prospect of continuing to host the future events.

On 28 September, Waterside Centre launched a new Youth Hub in partnership with the DWP, where jobseekers under the age of 25 will be able to access support from Youth Employability Coaches from Jobcentre Plus and other organisations and schemes helping young people with their employment journey.

We will also be running a brilliant personal development programme for young people aged at the centre this October.

On top of all of this, our refurbishment of the Sports Hall floor has finally finished and the last checks, cleaning and set up of the climbing wall are underway. Over the next few weeks our focus will be moving to the preparation for opening the café and will be moving forward with the set up and opening of the café.

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