Escape Youth Cafe
The organisation was established in 2004 following a local Youth Summit the previous year where local young people identified the need for a drop-in project. The service has since developed to deliver youth services to young people across the Teviot and Liddesdale area of the Scottish Borders.
Its vision is to enhance the lives of young people, building a positive future, by developing and sustaining a supportive service where young people can succeed and increasing the range, quantity and quality of youth-led provision.
Through its widened service (previously Hawick only), Escape aims to increase and develop youth work activity in the outlying villages where little or no provision currently exists.
It currently offers a drop-in facility for young people in the Hawick area, (Escape Youth Cafe), set up in direct response to local needs and are developing work in the surrounding villages so that they can increase the number of young people across the locality accessing provisions
Escape Youth Cafe has run successfully now for over 9 years where it has continued to expand the service to meet the needs of local young people.
It works closely in partnership with other providers/services and agencies in the area including schools, police, community learning and development, social work and health to ensure an integrated approach to working with and supporting young people in the community.
Their work involves one-to-one work, group work, youth work in schools, fundraising, youth achievement and volunteering, as well as a wide range of activity based opportunities for local youths to participate in including arts, sports, creative media and cooking.
Activities are aimed at increasing young peoples' confidence and self esteem, and improving personal, social and life skills.
For further info’, contact:
Sian Snowdon (Manager)
Escape Youth Cafe
17 Commercial Road
Hawick, TD9 7AQ
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