As part of Youth Work Week, Oasis Hub South Grimsby have announced a new youth club opening on the Grimsby estate at the end of November.
The Oasis Youth Club, which has been funded by Awards for All from the Big Lottery fund, will open at Oasis Academy Nunsthorpe on Tuesday 29 November with a session for 8-12-year-olds in primary school education from 4pm until 6pm.
Opening for three weeks in the run-up to Christmas, the youth club will then expand in January, moving to Wednesday evenings and including a session for young people in secondary school, aged 11-16 from 6.30pm until 9pm.
The club is being run in conjunction with Oasis Academy Nunsthorpe and Wintringham, YMCA Humber, Young People’s Support Services (YPSS), Centre4, iCan NEL, Humberside Police and Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust (GTSET).
Each session costs 50p per child and organisers are encouraging young people to think of a name for the club ready for its full launch in January.
Michelle Donner, Hub Co-ordinator for Oasis Hub South Grimsby, spoke of her excitement at the club’s opening.
She said: “We identified the need for a youth club on the Nunsthorpe estate and we’re hopeful that we can meet the needs of young people through facilitated activities and support.
“The club will initially run for three weeks from 29 November, for 8-11-year-olds, and then we will expand into sessions for secondary school students from 11-16 after the Christmas break.”
And the group is looking for volunteers to contribute to the club and they are urging interested individuals to get in touch.
Michelle continued: “Volunteers will be vital to ensuring the club thrives and we are looking for committed individuals that are eager to work with young people.
“If anyone would like to volunteer at the club, please get in touch with us at Oasis Hub South Grimsby.”
Further details on the club’s expansion in January will be made available nearer the time.
If you require any further information on the youth club, please contact Michelle Donner on 01472 310 013 or Michelle.Donner@oasiswintringham.org.