York youth’s showcase their talents

14 Jun 2013 @ 3.39 pm
| News

Issued by City of York Council

Skate boarders, bmxers and musicians will be showcasing their skills at a special event hosted by City of York Council for professionals and agencies who work with young children.

The event will be held on Monday 17 June at the council’s West Offices and will feature a mobile skate park for some of the children to show of the tricks that they have learnt during sessions at The Zoo skate park in York.

Representatives from The Duke of Edinburgh Award will also be on hand to demonstrate their expedition work and a local youth band will also be on hand to provide entertainment for the evening.

Young people from the Walk Against Crime charity will also be talking about the work they are doing which helps to support life changing work with young people in Nairobi who are involved with street crime.

Cllr Janet Looker, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Young People, said: “I am very pleased with the range of youth services we can offer young people in the city and the partnership’s that we have forged with other organisations to help deliver these services.”

A young person who took part in the ‘Baby think it over’ programme in 2008 said: “I feel different about having a baby now. It made me realise I’m not ready, either financially or emotionally” after taking part in the programme.

The council’s Youth Support Services strategy 2013-15 and a ‘quick guide to Youth Support Services’ will also be launched on Monday.

The council’s Youth Support Services give approximately 4800 advice sessions at Castlegate, help 180 young people to achieve a Duke of Edinburgh award, give 3000 career sessions and supervise 170 young offenders.

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