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Our youth clubs are designed to help young people make new friends, develop physical, mental and social skills and most importantly, have lots of fun!

We run several youth clubs during the week, covering an age range of 7 – 17.

‘When I come to the YMCA, it feels like a second family….’ – Young carers group

‘They are all really kind and friendly.’ – Connect youth group

‘I have friends here!’ – Greenstead youth group

‘I can play outside and have fun!’ – Brightlingsea youth group

Our youth groups run every day of the week in different areas of Essex.
Each group has a variety of sports equipment, music, games consoles, arts and crafts etc. We believe that every child should feel safe, confident and valued whilst in attendance. We try our best to have the same youth workers in each group to maintain trust, consistency and respect.

Our groups follow 3 rules; Be kind, Be respectful, Be honest.

Our youth groups are run by members of our team who have training in first aid and safeguarding, they also have an enhanced DBS with YMCA Essex.

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