Ukrainian Youth Group
The Ukrainian Youth Group is an informal group for young people aged 11-18 years who have recently arrived from Ukraine and are living locally. To join click here.? Or simply have a click button at the bottom of all the written text?
The group meets every second Wednesday between 6:30 – 8 pm at St Barnabas Church. See Autumn term dates.* Sessions are led by our wonderful volunteer youth leader, Louise Jones with Sara and other friendly volunteers.
Each week we have a short activity which includes sports, music, art workshops, games nights, drama, and other activities chosen by the young people. There is always tasty food: normally popcorn, pizza and drinks as well as an occasional Taco night or BBQ. Recently, 25 of us went to see the amazing West End theatre production; The Lion King (generously funded by the Benefact Trust.)
Although the group is run in English, it welcomes all young people from Ukraine, including those who speak little English. Youth group aims to be a relaxing, safe space for friendships and fun and a place to ask for help and advice. We have helped a number of young people to get bikes and second-hand laptops and supported young people with access to schools, colleges and assisted with college and university applications.
We are deeply grateful to those who have financially supported the Ukrainian Youth Group and many people like Suzsi Corio (local artist) and her husband Nik, who have generously donated their time and talents to lead art workshops.
If you can provide sponsorship or other support with activities, please email Louise: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Sara: Sara.email@example.com