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  • International Youth Day 2022

    International Youth Day is held  on 12 August every year to amplify the  importance of young people’s involvement in the world around them.

    11 August 2022

  • Hungerford Hares Fund New Waterside Defibrillator

    You may recall that Berkshire Youth were the charity chosen to benefit from  this year’s Hungerford Harey 8 race.

    11 August 2022

  • Youth Music Nights

    We were delighted to hold our first Youth Music Night at Waterside Centre on Saturday 23 July, in partnership with Berkshire Maestros.

    28 July 2022

  • VoxFresh Summer Showcase at Waterside

    We’re proud to provide the venues for a huge range of activities for young people.

    28 July 2022

  • Tilehurst Parish Council – Upcoming Activities

    Over the summer holidays, a series of free, multisport sessions will be held at Cotswold, Cornwell and Turnhams Farm recreation grounds in Tilehurst.

    28 July 2022

  • Tilehurst Parish Council Update

    Here’s the latest update, from our youth worker Jessica, about the fantastic work taking place across Tilehurst.

    28 July 2022

  • Summer Fun

    There’s no excuse for young people to be bored this summer, with so many exciting activities and opportunities across Berkshire!

    28 July 2022

  • Students Make Music ‘Come Alive’ with Charity Single

    Berkshire Maestros has released an original song, created by young people across Berkshire, to raise funds for Berkshire Youth.

    28 July 2022

  • Floyd Steadman Waterside Visit

    Former rugby captain and Windrush generation child, Floyd Steadman, joined young people at Waterside Centre earlier this month.

    28 July 2022

  • Karen Joins the Team!

    We’re delighted to welcome Karen Dynan to our team.

    28 July 2022

Welcome to Abbas

30 June 2022

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

Tell us a little more about yourself
I previously worked as a learning / behaviour mentor and cover supervisor at a local school. I really love sports, including boxing and football. I feel like I build great working relationships with young people by understanding them and their backgrounds, giving them time when they need to speak to me – no matter how small the issue is. I bring a lot of patience with me to the role, as every young person is different and some may need more time than others.

Why did you choose to become a youth worker at Berkshire Youth?
When I joined the school my aim was to become a youth worker, as I felt I understood the problems the young people have and could help them and advise them from past experience. When I saw the position with Berkshire youth advertised, and saw the work and activities they provide for young people and also the training they offer, I decided it was the perfect role for me! I enjoy working with young people as it keeps me active and it is a very rewarding role. Youth work gives young people confidence, the chance to meet new friends, take part in a range of different activities and chance to find new hobbies and things they like doing.

What are your hopes and aspirations for the future?
My hope for the future is that every young person has at least one sport or hobby that they enjoy and that they take part in it regularly.


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