Together with our charity partners The Renewal Programme, we’ve launched a new project for Newham young people aged 9-19 years. We call it Empower Youth Newham, and it’s packed full of cool activities!
Our team of youth workers leads a varied weekly programme of activities and opportunities at high-quality venues across the borough, which are FREE and open to all.
Whether you want to play your favourite sport or try a new one; chill out or get creative at our drop-in youth club with everything from pizza nights and PS5 competitions to cooking and crafts, there’s loads going on.
And there’s opportunities for personal development too, with tuition and study skills help, special workshops and more.
December 2021 update
We’ve now updated our programme for the winter months, with some changes and new activities! Please check the calendar below.
Our Youth Club will be closed on Friday 3 and Friday 10 December for staff training.
Our Youth Club Christmas Party will take place on Thursday 16 December from 6-8pm at The Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion, and we’ve got treats a-plenty… So get your mates together and come get into the festive spirit with us!
Our last Youth Club session before the holidays will take place on Friday 17 December and we’ll be back for a new year of fun and opportunities in the week commencing Monday 10 January 2022.
What’s on this week?
Here’s our current schedule, including the age groups for each activity:
|Activity||Venue||Ages 9-14||Ages 15-19|
|Face to Face Tuition – Maths, English & Science|
Years 5 & 6 only
|East Ham Library||4.30 – 5.30pm|
|Face to Face Tuition – Maths, English & Science|
Years 10 & 11 only
|East Ham Library||5.30 – 6.30 pm|
|Outdoor Sports||Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion||6 – 7.30pm||7.30 – 9pm|
|Football Coaching by West Ham United Foundation’s ‘Inspired Youth’ programme||Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion||7.30 – 9pm|
|Chill Out Session||Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion||6 – 7.30pm||7.30 – 9pm|
|Youth Hub Drop In||The Well||4.30 – 7.30pm|
|Chill Out Session & Gym||Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion||6 – 7.30pm||7.30 – 9pm|
|Chill Out Session||Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion||6 – 8pm|
|Outdoor Sports||Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion||6 – 8pm|
|Outdoor Park Sports||Currently Gooseley Playing Fields. Email us for updates!||12 – 3pm||12 – 3pm|
New Gym sessions for 15-19 year olds!
Have you heard about our new weekly gym sessions, for Newham 15-19s?
Sessions run Thursdays evenings from 7.30 to 9pm at the Bobby Moore Pavilion in East Ham with our expert personal fitness trainer! We’ve got top equipment including a bench press, rowing machine, workout bike, kettle bells, resistance bands… and more to come.
Come on your own or with your mates. But please contact us first to check for space. You should contact Chris by email or on 07861 905 256.
New Football Coaching sessions from West Ham United Foundation!
Exciting news for Newham 15-19 year olds… West Ham United Foundation are coming to Bonny Downs!
Thanks to their ‘Inspired Youth’ programme, these football coaching sessions with professional football coaches are running weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7.30-9pm at Bobby Moore Pavilion starting on 14 September 2021.
All 15-19s are welcome, all genders, sessions are free and all abilities are welcome. Come and practise your drills and skills, or try out a new sport and see if it’s right for you!
No booking required, just turn up. Got a question? Email Maya or call 07861 898 521
This activity is currently suspended due to coach injury
How do I join?
Most of our activities are drop in – so just turn up on the day. Bring your mates, or come on your own and make some new ones… whatever works for you, we hope to see you soon!
If you have a question about Empower Youth Newham or any of our activities, feel free to email us.
Our youth team
Working with young people has been a passion of Chrispin’s since his school days. By the age of 19, he was leading youth sessions and working with diverse groups of young people from different backgrounds and cultures. He’s worked mainly within the South East of England from Acton and Northwood to Hackney and Newham. He says he’s passionate about sports and fitness and football is his favourite sport!
Maya’s been a youth worker in North and East London for over three years and is passionate about developing ambitious opportunities for young people, and positively supporting young people from disadvantaged communities. Among the activities she runs with us, Maya has launched BMX sessions to help young people in Newham to learn a new skill while being instructed by an expert coach. Maya has performed her own poetry and spoken word in public, has tracked lemurs in a Madagascan rainforest, and was once stranded on a desert island in Swaziland!
Joseph has over 20 years’ experience working with young people. He’s been a semi-professional footballer, an amateur boxer and has even taught Taekwondo. Born and brought up in the East End, he has also spent time living abroad and enjoys travelling, skiing and most sports – especially football. He says he’d love to travel into space and do a parachute jump. While surfing in Hawaii, he was once bitten by a shark!
We are grateful for the London Borough of Newham’s funding and our partnership with The Renewal Programme that has made Empower Youth Newham possible.