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Check back here regularly to find out what's going on at Vision 4 Youth.

NEW Sponsorship with the Dog & Partridge in Yateley......

A big thank you to Mark & Sophie and the Team at the Dog & Partride in Yateley for their sponsorship of Vision for Youth.

This money will go a long way to helping to support young people in our area. THANK YOU  ?

For more information on how to Donate or sponsor us the logo below.

GF - 12/09/2017

New Detached Team

Clcik on the image below to go to the webpage for more info....

Sept 2017

Aug 2017

Vision 4 Youth NEW Sponsorship......

C & A Consulting have taken up one of V4Y sponsorship packages. Which will go towards funding one of our detached Youth workers.

 

C & A Consulting are a company of Consulting Engineers who specialises in providing advice to optimise the development potential of land for residential & commercial Developers.
www.c-a.uk.com

 

For more information on how to Donate or sponsor us the logo below.

GF - 01/09/2017

THANK YOU! :)

Antisocial Youths....


Let me start by saying, most of them are not.
We had 50+ ‘social youths’ at our Youth club last Friday night!

 

But I have said this so many times on social media sites like Yateley Community (YC). The antisocial behaviour that is being talked about in YC as I write this, is the primary reason the Yateley based youth charity Vision 4 Youth was set up….. over 15 years ago!
 

But since then, the County Council removed ALL funding for youth work. And we have been left with a massive gap in services. As you can imagine this is pretty much thankless work and we are always on the lookout for new volunteers and financial support, so please help us spread the word.
 

We are just a bunch of volunteers running this, and it takes time and money to run it. We are constantly overlooked, in favour of more fashionable and popular charities. But as you can see with what is going on in Yateley and surrounding areas, we are much needed. We unable to do the work we want to do, because we don’t have the manpower or the money to do it.
 

So, if you really are concerned about the “Youth” of Yateley; then Volunteer with us, Sponsor us as a business, Do charity run etc, Be a regular giver, Join our management team.
 

But I’m guessing like every other time I have said something like this, we get 100’s of likes, but nothing else!  ☹
 

FYI - The Council are going to be delivering a new youth centre early next year and this will be available to all youth agencies as a local base from which to work with young people - not just Vision 4 Youth but all the groups involved in supporting young people.
 

You can read more about our work here or on our Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/Vision4youthPage/.
 

or Donate / sponsor here: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/vision4youth

 

GF - 26/07/2017

A massive thank you to Yogesh Patel of Yateley ‘News Letter’ for the generous donation to Vision 4 youth. He jumped out of a plane to raise £475 for a local Youth Charity based in Yateley.
 

If you fancy doing a sponsored event, or want to sponsor us or just make a donation. You can do that here....

21/07/2017

27th September 2016

Eagle Radio Local Hero's Awards 2016

Well done to Vision 4 Youth for winning an award last night at the Eagle radio local hero's awards.


I was very honored to recieve this award on behalf of all the volunteers and staff that have and continue to work with us. without whom, we would not be able to do the great work we do. So THANK YOU. 


We, like all other volunteer groups in our communities, do this because we are passionate about what we do. But it is nice to be recognised for it once in a while. :))

The New Darby Green Youth Club....... opens tonight! 

@ The Darby Green Centre - Darby Green Road, Darby Green, GU17 0DX
From 7-9pm - Open to ages 11-18.

P.S. Still looking for more volunteers to help run this!

 

 

24th Feb 2016

 

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Fantanstic NEWS....... 

We have taken on 11 new volunteers since October 2015. Which will mean, we should be able to open a couple more clubs during the week.

Watch this space!!!! :)

6th Jan 2016

Yateley Christmas Market 2015

THANK YOU smile emoticon

Vision 4 Youth had a successful day at the Yateley Christmas Market on Saturday. Massive thanks go out to all the volunteers that helped setup, work all day and take down in the end. 
We raised nearly £300, which will go all towards providing Youth services and clubs in this community.

Here is a list of those who have generously offered their time or who gave products to for our tombola.

1.5 hours onsite computer support 
    - Boolean Computer Services - Simon Bool
5 hours Gardening 
    – Desmond’s Gardening Services - Desmond Thuambe
£10 John Lewis/Waitrose voucher 
    - Waitrose Yateley
Beauty Session 
    – Katy Oliver
Beauty Session 
    – Kellie Bond
Beauty Products 
    – Serendipity Beauty - Tracy Pilbeam
Cake voucher 
    – Lucy Ella
Cream Tea 
    – Bistro19 - Mirinda & Sharon
Golf day & 3 guests 
    – Blackwater Valley Golf Club - Mirinda & Sharon
Glitter Dream Glasses 
    – Glitter Dream's - Nicky Young
Hair Cut and Blow Dry Voucher 
    – Hair Design by Rachel - Rachel Bugler 
Pamper Products 
    – Fran Rogerson
Photograph Session 
    – The Wokingham Studio & Dale Strickland-Clark
Some pretty things 
    – Sue Wade

Thank you to Out-Bound for sponsoring this event and supplying our Urn. 

And Tony & Cindie for the Gazebo.

……..Sorry to any others I may have left out!

A big thanks to the Yateley Lions for putting on this fantastic event, and to those who came and supported our stall.

Hope you liked our Hot Chocolates!!

November 2015

Thank you Sandhurst Joggers

Big huge thanks go out to all at Sandhurst Joggers from myself, the staff, volunteers and trustees from Vision 4 Youth for your generous donation towards the work that we do for the young people of Yateley and surrounding areas.

This donation will go towards our continued youth provision for which we get no funding except for grants and donation so will be a great help. 

Could you please also extend on our behalf our gratitude, to the other members of Sandhurst Joggers.

 

THANK YOU :☺

 

September 2015

New Term New Volunteers

New Term

With the new term starting, we (Vision 4 Youth) are on the recruitment path again.

Most Volunteers work once every four weeks (some every other week). It’s a commitment of 2 and a bit hours on a Friday.

Volunteering involves helping set-up and take down, serving at the tuck shop, helping with the activities, and general interaction with the kids.

Don't worry if you have never done this before, all of us started like that. And there are always 5-6 other volunteers on at the same time, and we provide full training.

It's a great team to work with, and it can be very rewarding working with the kids. Don't just take my word on that, ask any of our volunteers!

Anyone interested in joining us, let me know.

We also need volunteers to do the office based stuff too. So if you don’t want to work with the kids directly, but would like to offer you time and skills doing admin type stuff, get in contact too.

Thank You! :)

 

Some of the team at the Vision 4 Youth Social. Thank you guys for all your hard work and dedication

 

 

 

 

 

Particular thanks go to:

  • John for all his help.
  • Rita for 13 years of support.
  • Mick for his many years of support.
  • Sarah who has worked for so many years to support V4Y and young people in Yateley.

Hugh Success!

 

What a huge success the Vision 4 Youth two weeks of summer club has been. There have been well over 100 young people through our doors. And a whole load of games & activities.

A massive thank you to all our Youth workers, and a particular thank you to the wonderful hard working Sarah Goldring for planning & running it.

Also, thank you to Yateley & Darby Green councils for their support and letting us use their facilities.

The Friday Night Club FNC, opens its doors again this coming Friday 4th. 7-9pm. For ages 11-18.

Well done Team! smile emoticon

Working together!

We are currently working closely with a number of organisations in Yateley, and these are:

Step by step drop-in

Step by step, are running an information and advice drop-in ‘Youth Aims’ service every Friday from 5pm – 6pm from the Youth Suite.  They are able to provide a full range of information and advice including, housing, benefits, careers, education, drug and alcohol, relationships and sexual health and also can give mentoring support and family mediation.   We can refer young people into this service as simply as asking them to arrive earlier on a Friday night!  The lady running the group is Stacey Jardine and she will also be joined soon and eventually alternating weeks with, Dean who is the LGBT (lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) worker at Step by Step.  This is very exciting as this has been an identified need in Yateley for some time. 

 

Young Carers group

We also have the Young Carers group. This is a club specifically for young people who are caring for a parent or sibling etc.  The purpose of the club is to directly support the young person, and give them some time away from their caring role. It’s also a time to give a chance for young carers in the area to meet others who care for a family member, and also to look at wider support for the family etc. 

 

P.S. They are looking for more volunteers at this group, so if you or anyone you know might be interested, please get in touch.

 

Detached team

And you may have noticed there is a detached team, who are Caryn & Louise on a Thursday night and Georgina and Caryn on a Friday night.  The role of the detached team is to walk around Yateley, Darby Green & Blackwater engaging with young people, especially those who wouldn’t normally come to a youth club.  It is about building relationships on the streets, identifying need, referring onto other agencies and hopefully encouraging them into the clubs.  Another role is also to go to known anti-social behaviour hot spots to try and engage positively with young people. This is currently being managed by The Gaming Zone in Farnborough, but working very closely with us.

 

Football Friday.

In conjunction with Safer North Hampshire and Aldershot Football Club, Soccer at Six, or Football Fridays as we called it, will be returning to Yateley this year from May.

 

It will be running from 6pm – 7pm before the club starts and we would love to be able to support them with a volunteer, if you fancy this please let me know or maybe you know someone who would like to do this, let us know.

 

This was free last year as Sarah got a grant (which went to Fruition) to pay for it.  But this year each young person will need to pay £3 per session, but we will have special passes that we can give to a young person that we think might not be able to pay or are ‘harder to reach’. We will have more information when I have it.

 

Date 01/03/2015

May Fayre

This year we are planning to have some kind of info and advice area, a music area, a tuck-shop and maybe a middle area with hay bales to sit on.  However, we need more volunteers to help out with this, so if you are around for an hour or so, all day or just to help set-up or clear up at the end, let me know. 
Date 06/03/2015

FNC

Friday Night Club is going from strength to strength, but we still need 1-2 more volunteers, and we still need to appoint another Team leader to work with Louise.

We have had great support from the local council. And the local Police have already praised us for the work we are doing and the impact it has already had on lowering antisocial behaviour and the amount of kids roaming the streets on a Friday night.

 

So… well-done peeps! J

Dated Jan 2015

Yateley News & Mail - December 2014

 

Yateley News & Mail - December 2014

Volunteers organise return of Yateley youth club - Get Hampshire

Click on image to see link on GETHampshire website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: 28/11/2014

Paid Team leader wanted

 

We are looking to recruit a 'PAID' Team Leader for our new Youth Club, based in Yateley.

 

We are looking for an experience “Team Leader” who will be responsible for running the Friday Night Youth Club every Friday (during term time), including managing and supporting our valued volunteers.

 

This will be a paid position, (salary yet to be decided) and will be a commitment of at least 3 hour per week.

 

If you are interested in this position or know of anyone who would be, please get in touch via the email address office@vision4youth.co.uk

 

Date: 29/10/2014

 

Vision 4 Youth re-open the Friday Night Youth club on the Green

 

There has been a Youth Club based in the Youth suite for many years, managed by different organisations; Such as Yateley town council and more recently EDY Act. 

 

Due to the unfortunate closure of Fruition Youth and their clubs based in the centre of Yateley earlier this year, it was decided to re-open the Friday Night Youth Club in the Youth suite again.

 

This will be run by volunteers from the local community, and will involve activities like table tennis, Football, Tennis, Basketball, Art activities, Film nights, along with a Tuck Shop serving hot & cold drinks and snacks.

 

If you fancy getting involved as a volunteer, get in contact via the email address office@vision4youth.co.uk

 

Date: 29/10/2014

 

Vision 4 Youth to plan open a dedicated Youth Centre on the site of the current Youth Suite.

 

TBA.......

 

If you fancy getting involved as a volunteer, get in contact via the email address office@vision4youth.co.uk

 

Date: 01/01/2013

 

Charity No. 1152701

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