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CYCA Youth


At CYCA, we offer a wide range of youth services, benefiting and engaging with youngsters across the whole of Carmarthenshire. Our highly dedicated and fully qualified team of creative officers and youth workers ensure this area of our work continues to be at the fore-front of Carmarthenshire’s youth provision. From an ‘in-house’ established youth club and sporting programmes in local secondary schools to digital media projects and activities for Looked After Children, our youth initiatives truly offer a unique experience which will appeal to all young people!

Our Youth Club offers a safe, warm, and friendly environment giving young people the opportunity to relax with their peers and also engage with other youngsters in their community. Over the years, the club has gone from strength to strength, gaining a core membership of 50 youngsters, establishing itself as an important service for this age group within Llanelli. The club is run by a highly qualified and dedicated team, ensuring that the young people gain a positive and rewarding experience. This is achieved by utilising the facilities at the centre, as well creating an enthralling programme of activities including holistic activities, healthy cooking workshops, special themed nights and days out. Based in our Dewi Sant Centre, the club meets twice a week during term time on a Tuesday (for Under 14s) and Thursday (for Over 14s) evening. A warm welcome is extended to everyone.


Our youth provision also includes rolling out ‘Angling Participation’ and ‘Skateboard’ programmes within schools across the County. The ‘Angling Participation’ project was launched in 2004 and thanks to the hard work carried out by a dedicated group of volunteers, has gone from strength to strength. The project sees youngsters across the County being taught the art of Fly Fishing and Fly Dressing, and over the course of the scheme, a number have developed their skills to such an extent that they have gone on to represent Wales all over the world. Our unique and innovative ‘Skateboard’ programme is also proving to be a major hit across Carmarthenshire, with a number of secondary schools taking part.

Digital Media is also an important aspect of our work, where most notably we work with young people within rurally isolated areas of the County where we use digital media as an engagement tool in order to demonstrate the importance and benefits of digital media use. The work then involves assisting young people in developing their own sustainable digital media resources, which includes interactive magazines and community DVDs. We are also planning online TV stations and much more!


The youth area of our work also involves working with youngsters who are in care as part of the Looked After Children (LAC) initiative, in partnership with Carmarthenshire County Council and Children In Need. Where, through a team of highly skilled mentors, the youngsters receive support on a 1-1 basis and through attending LAC clubs. As well as help and support in areas such as school work, the youngsters take part in life skills sessions, and also receive therapeutic support such as massage and relaxation therapies.

For more information about our CYCA Youth services and projects: Tel: 01554 757599 Email: support@cycaonline.org Or visit our website

www.cycaonline.org

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