Youth Club launched
community association, a global satellite company and Ann
Keen team up to help set up youth club for Chiswick housing
Meadows Community Association Youth Project unveiled their
new ‘Westside Youth Club’ this Friday. The project has received
a generous donation from locally based communications group
Intelsat as part of their ongoing commitment to the local
community. This particular project was chosen on Ann Keen’s
recommendation to the company as a community scheme in need
of financial assistance and she was on hand to ‘do the honours’
at the official launch.
The project has until now relied entirely on volunteers but
with this new injection of cash, professional youth workers
will now be able to co-ordinate new activities and offer training
to the volunteers. Designed as a social outlet for young people
aged 12-18 from the three local housing estates, the project
aims to enhance community spirit, teach new skills and produce
a sense of direction and opportunity.
include snooker, pool, table football and mixing decks. A
music and video workshop will begin soon with the intention
of encouraging creativity and talent amongst these teenagers.
The youth workers are also keen to get involved with the Duke
of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
Westside Youth Club – named by the teenagers themselves –
is open every Friday from 7.00pm-10.00pm and entrance costs
Healey, Secretary of the Dukes Meadows Community Association,
said "The Youth Group provides a venue for young people
to socialize and have fun in a safe environment. With Intelsat's
support we can now build on this, offering new activities
to help them develop skills and confidence."
Stanton, of Intelsat commented, "Intelsat takes its social
responsibility very seriously. We are proud to support the
Dukes Meadow Youth Project in Chiswick so that more local
young people can benefit from the guidance and friendly atmosphere
the programme provides. The youth workers and volunteers are
clearly having a positive influence in the Dukes Meadow area
and the local community."
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