Scalloway Youth Café provides an exciting, safe environment for young people to come together in the heart of Scalloway.
Thanks to a successful Grant application to Young Start BIG Lottery Fund and have been allocated £47,948.00 for the running of the Project for the next 2 years. With this funding we are now able to develop on the service and keep the Youth Café Project open.
On Saturday the 3rd of September we once again opened the doors to the young people of Scalloway and the wider community. Each Saturday, the very popular, and ever growing, Youth Café opens offering young people from 10 years and up, the opportunity to volunteer in the day to day running of the project and also be involved with the decision making process through a Youth Committee.
Our newly formed House Band will continue to grow with the support of our Music Development Worker. Music plays such an important role in the lives of young people and the House Band is a great opportunity for all young people to learn and develop music skills. The House Band practices on a Saturday from 2.30pm until 4pm in the music room upstairs in the Scalloway Youth Centre. Following this is a music development group from 4pm until 5pm and we encourage any young person with an interest in learning or developing their music skills to come along. There is also music development support as part of the Saturday evening Café where impromptu sessions are a regular occurrence.
Scalloway Youth Café Project is delighted with the addition of a Sports Development Worker who is responsible for promoting and encouraging sport activities in the Centre. This is a new and exciting development to the Project and we hope more people will access the Centre through this endeavour.
The price for joining the Youth Café is a yearly membership fee of £10 plus a session charge of £1.
The Youth Café has a Games Hall, Music Room, Snooker and Pool. It also offers a large flat screen TV, music system, PS3 Games, Wii and has a café which offers milkshakes and other affordable foods and non-alcoholic drinks.
The Project Coordinator, Sharon Jack said she is, “very excited to be working towards developing the Youth Café Project” and feels “the potential for growth with the support of Volunteers both young and old, and the Community as a whole, will put Scalloway Youth Café Project firmly on the map as a very important part of the Community that continues to go from strength to strength, helping make a better life for the young people on this wonderful Island of ours”.