Read more about The Escape Youth Clubs latest news, activities and support for members and the community.
PARK CENTRE CAMPAIGN
𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐘𝐨𝐮!
Every young person deserves a safe and secure place to ‘hang out’ make new friendships and have support if needed. Our ever-growing community needs a centre that is there to support them with different services, clubs/groups during the day, evening and at weekends. Due to changes in West Sussex County Council’s provision for services for children, Park Centre needs a new Trustee for the St John’s Institute Charity to operate this as a safe space for young people. Right now, a unique collaboration is pulling together to take on the role of Trustee and ensure that Park Centre is managed by youth and community minded organisations.
They include: -The Escape Youth Club CIO, Sussex Clubs for Young People, Burgess Hill Town Council, Clarion Futures and Russell Martin Foundation. Under the umbrella of Sussex Clubs for Young People, these partners and other organisations are committed to this important building for the purpose was originally created thus providing great opportunities for our young people with wellbeing workshops, sports, cooking, hands on experience with music and performing arts, creative arts, Duke of Edinburgh awards, Youth Leaders, Young Carers and so much more and for the community.
The decision will be made on the 21st February if we are through to stage two. We will do our best to keep you posted to how the campaign is going.
Please help us inspire and motivate our young people to achieve greater things and support our community. Together we can do great things.
If you would like to show you support please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org why our youth club or Park Centre is important to you.
We had some great times over the Christmas Period. We had a Christmas Card competition to which was supported by Right at Home Mid Sussex who used all their designs as a collage for their company Christmas card. We also decided to use some of them to create our card for the club.
For the first time we were able to put up our own Christmas tree, which was great fun. We even had an elf which we had fun and games with. Talking of games, Kaspar was really happy when he won the line on our Christmas bingo and so was Toby when he won the full house.
Our Kindness Campaign that we have run two years in a row is always well received, especially from those who are on their own. Members and other young people write letters, draw/make pictures that are then sent out to nursing homes and care companies that wish to be involved.
This year we also did spread a little kindness. Little gifts in a small plastic bag were hidden for all to find. These all had a note with a keyring, little yellow man, glass heart or little angel inside. The Imperial Outlanders found one of our little gifts and thought it was such a great idea.
Earlier in 2021
The Escape Youth Club was nominated for Mid Sussex Applauds Awards Stronger Communities award. This is for a community group or organisation that has helped to bring together cultures and communities through a local project or community activity. Although we did not win it was a great achievement for us as a club as we have only been running for three months.
Also three of our youth members Connor Murphy, Rebecca Mummery and Leo Rimmer were awarded Young Volunteer of the year certificates which is in recognition for those young people who have made a difference in their local community.
Our Youth Committee research, prepare, write and issue a monthly newsletter to our Members and their Parents. Filled with updated news from the club, future events, fun videos, interviews and suggested seasonal activities, click below to read our previous newsletters or to receive further newsletter just sign up here.
Christmas is over, it is cold and dark outside, we have another national lockdown and Summer holidays seem a lifetime away, so it is not surprising Blue Monday is approaching – the third Monday of January – deemed as the most depressing day of the year. But fear not, a psychologist came up with the term ‘Blue Monday’ in 2004 after a holiday company wanted a scientific formula for the January blues and to no doubt encourage us to book more holidays.
So, although we may be feeling a little fed up, there is lots we can do to lift our moods without the need to rush out and book a holiday and we are going to be highlighting the 12 Rocks of Wellbeing with www.actionyourpotential.org over the next few weeks. The 12 Rocks are 12 activities or habits that we all must carry out every day to give our brains the best chance of constructing the best version of ourselves. They are simple but may require a little planning to make sure we do them in our busy lives. We will go into each rock in more detail over the next few weeks.
Rock 1 – Sleep
Rock 2 – Exercise
Rock 3 – Eat Healthily
Rock 4 – Mindfulness
Rock 5 – Mind Wandering
Rock 6 – Emotions
Rock 7 – Walking Outside
Rock 8 – Music
Rock 9 – Connecting with People
Rock 10 – Gratitude and Kindness
Rock 11 – Engaging Your Life’s Purpose
Rock 12 – Learn, Play, Create, Read
Remember you are not alone and there is always someone for you to talk to. #itisokaynottobeokay