The Cherry Tree Youth Club is aimed at young people between the age ranges of 9-18 living in the Beverley area. We have been running for five years and started off using the main meeting room in The Cherry Tree Centre. We expanded rapidly with so many young people coming along to take part in the fun activities.
We are currently looking for our own permanent place meantime we use the facilities of local places who rent out their rooms, whilst not ideal this means we get to meet up and have fun. From the 7th February 2022 we will be at Armstrongs club every Monday.
We have continued to work through the pandemic with our youth workers thinking outside of the box and doing well-being visits and outdoor trips to keep us connected. We have taken part in on line escape the rooms and have been able to use the cinema, Jump and other entertainment facilities on Flemingate.
We have been supporting young people in Beverley through our outreach programme which has been successful in reaching young people who may not wish to join in some of our structured activities but may be in need of support.
We have a strong team of well motivated and enthusiastic youth workers who are dedicated to improving the life chances of the young people they are in contact with. Our youth worker team all work with young people in their day jobs and happily work with the Cherry Tree managers to offer a fantastic youth club on evenings and weekends. The emphasis is on ‘fun’. We do have links with other agencies and we will often run sessions to support our young people and help them within their own community. We are currently helping put the finishing touches to the Cherry Tree community garden by planting some sustainable greenery as well as some bug hotels and edible herbs.
Our youth workers plan activities for the school holidays and last summer ran an out of schools sports group supported by The East Riding Council, to offer a fitness programme packed with a diverse range of activities and ensure all the young people who attended on Burden Road playing fields were well fed and watered too. We are already in talks to offer the same activities this summer too.