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 a weekly study skills club, occasional specialist training courses, and more.
What’s on this week?
Here’s our current schedule, along with details of any special activities we have planned this week:
|Day||Activity||What’s on this week?||Venue||Ages 9-14||Ages 15-19|
|Mon||Youth Hub Drop In||Music, arts & crafts, and smoothies||East Ham Library||4 – 7pm||4 – 7pm|
|Tue||Gym & Outdoor Sports||Closed, restarting 10 August||Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion||6 – 7.30pm||7.30-9pm|
|Tue||Chill Out Session||Closed, restarting 10 August||Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion||6 – 7.30pm||7.30-9pm|
|Wed||Youth Hub Drop In||Music, arts & crafts, and smoothies||East Ham Library||4 – 7pm||4-7pm|
|Wed||Outdoor Sports||Barking Rd Rec Ground||4.30 – 7pm||4.30-7pm|
|Thu||Outdoor Sports||Archery, boxing and football||Brampton Park||4.30 – 7pm||4.30 – 7pm|
|Thu||Chill Out Session & Gym||Closed, restarting 12 August||Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion||6-7.30pm||7.30-9pm|
|Thu||Outdoor Sports||Closed, restarting 12 August||Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion||4.30-7pm||4.30-7pm|
|Fri||Chill Out Session||Closed, restarting 13 August||Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion||6-7.30pm||7.30-9pm|
|Fri||Outdoor Sports||Closed, restarting 13 August||Bobby Moore Sports Pavilion||6-7.30pm||7.30-9pm|
Fortnightly (weather dependent)
|3, 17, 31 July/ 14 Aug||Gooseley Park BMX Track||11am – 1pm||11am – 1pm|
Free online tuition
Struggling to catch up on school work after Covid? Our youth team offers FREE online tuition support for students in years 9, 10 and 11 (only) starting in July! Subjects available are English, Maths and Science.
Limited places available on a ‘first come’ basis so please enquire now to avoid disappointment by contacting Joseph on 07861 903 114 or by email.
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.