23 July 2018

As a celebration of the United Nations’ World Youth Skills Day, YMCA Derbyshire, accredited to the Foyer Federation, are running a community drop-in session on Friday 27 July, 12-4 pm at their London Road Campus.

This event is an opportunity to relax, come together as a community, and celebrate the skills and talents of YMCA Derbyshire’s residents and Key College learners.

YMCA Derbyshire has recently been accredited as a Foyer learning and accommodation centre, signifying its commitment to high quality support and opportunities for young people. Their services include employability support, health and wellbeing services, and learning opportunities, as well as personal development and support for their residents and learners.

On Friday, organisations such as Upbeat Communities, University of Derby, and Derby City Mission will come together to run stalls and activities at the YMCA Derbyshire campus. Activities planned include a penalty shoot-out run by Derby County Community Trust, bird-box making with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, a Y-Kidz hula-hoop competition, and bike maintenance with Sustrans. It is sure to be a varied afternoon suitable for all ages!

Kate Gillespie, head of accommodation and support services, said: “Our accreditation to the Foyer Federation consolidates all our hard work and provides a clear offer to the young people of Derby and Derbyshire – a safe place for young people to live, learn, and make the transition to independent adulthood. This event is a chance for the community to see the hard work and talents of the young people we work with.”

Everyone is welcome to attend, please RSVP by clicking here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-people-celebration-event-tickets-47216264117?utm_term=eventurl_text

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