Connect Youth provides a safe place where young people can meet to have fun, build relationships, explore life issues, access support and improve skills. Connect Youth is led by an experienced team of youth workers who are passionate about ensuring young people make the best of what they have to realise their potential. Our hard-working team will be there every step of the way through the exciting times and the difficult times! Across all the youth sessions provided, we aim for young people to grow through the following:
- Spending time in a safe place
- Building relationships
- Holistic growth through community and mentoring
- Leadership and supporting others
Friday Nights - Limitless
Fridays are 2 events one 1 night. Total running time is 6:30pm - 10pm for school years 7-13 during term time. Both sessions are available for young people to attend separately and independently of the other.
Limitless Project is oriented around exploring hope, purpose and meaning in life. We do this through honest discussion, fun games, food and respectful of one another's opinions and life experiences. The session runs between 6:30pm - 8pm.
Limitless Youth Club is a drop-in session for young people, based at the Elim Connect Centre from 8pm - 10pm. During Limitless Youth Club there is also time dedicated to developing life skills and intentionally looking at some of the challenges young people face in life.
There are various weekly activities such as:
- Table tennis
- Internet access
As well as special activities such as:
- Sumo wrestling
- Games nights
Young people also work on fundraising projects and liaise with other community groups.
We have worked on projects with Wells Rotary Club to raise money for local charities, zip-wired from the top of Cranmore Tower to raise money for SOS Africa and assisted at the Wells Reindeer Parade.
We have a team of youth workers from the local community and some fantastic young leaders who take responsibility for aspects of these sessions.