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Free summer ‘Night-time University’ in Stonebridge for young people

PUBLISHED: 17:16 12 August 2019

Charities join forces to open a free 'night time university' for young people

Charities join forces to open a free 'night time university' for young people

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Young people have access to a free “Night-time University” in Stonebridge following a successful pilot last year.

Educational, creative, cultural and sporting activities are being offered to 16 to 24-year-olds between 6pm and 10pm during the week at the Stonebridge Hillside Hub and Stonebridge Pavilion.

The youth-led drop-in programme creates a space for young people to make new friends and participate in teamwork activities such as football or singing.

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It is provided by housing association The Hyde Group and charities Hornstars and the Jason Roberts Foundation.

One participant said: "I love coming in the evenings because we don't have anything else to do."

Sarah Willis, a programme manager at Hyde said: "At a time where traditional youth services are closed, the Night-time University offers a safe place for Brent's young people to meet and have fun, while developing their skills and future prospects.

"One of the biggest impacts of last year's programme was a reduction in anti-social behaviour incidents during the summer holidays, as a more positive alternative was available."


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