What we do…….
Corbridge Youth Initiative’s (CYI) overall aim is to; enable young people to have somewhere to go and something to do by providing youth centered services in a rural setting.
We provide a range of services that aim to:-
Reduce risk taking behavior
Reduce rural isolation
Increase participation in a variety of sessions
Enable young people to influence decision making
In providing these services we feel young people will most importantly have fun and in turn grow in confidence, make new friends, boost self-esteem, become more actively involved in their local community and take greater responsibility for themselves and other young people in the area.
The group times currently run as:
Allotment Group – 3.30pm – 5.30pm (at our allotment site)
Health Drop In – 3.30pm – 5.30pm (at the Centre)
Boys Group – 6pm – 8pm
Job Club – 9.30am – 12pm
Juniors (Yr 5&6) – 4pm – 5.30pm
Juniors (Yr 7&8) – 4pm – 5.30pm
Seniors – 6pm – 8pm
Girls Group – 3.30pm – 5.30pm
We also offer activities during school holidays including the CYI Summer Programme providing trips & activities for young people and families during the 6 weeks school break. Working in partnership with Hexham Youth Initiative and West Northumberland Youth Service.
Support in the Local Community – Including Village Litter Picks, Corbridge in Bloom, Skate Park Development, organising young person focused community events and supporting other local charities/organisations.