Youth project opens in Banbridge

THE Every Night Project for Young People in the Banbridge District area is now open. ENP will be run by young people for young people!

The young people have stated that they hope to get as many young people involved in youth provision in the town to ensure that they all have the same opportunities as those that are already actively involved in the extensive youth work in the town.

The bright, spacious, comfortable and colourful décor has been designed and organised by the group of young people responsible for the new centre. The centre will attract young people as it will be a safe space where young people can come to relax, volunteer, get involved in projects that will open many doors for them, in terms of their personal and social development.

The new centre is well support by Banbridge District Council and also the local community. At the moment the centre is a work in process and we are trying to ensure that it’s lively, fun packed and well used.

The opening times are as follows, Monday Evening – Youth Council from 7pm – 9.30pm, Tuesday Afternoon – Drop in for Young People with a particular focus around health from 3.30pm – 5.30pm, Tuesday Evening, ENP Youth Management Forum (meeting once a month) 7pm – 9pm, we hope for Banbridge Youth Bank to move to ENP in the near future and operate from 7pm – 9pm, Wednesday Afternoon, Banbridge High School, Civic Link from 3.30pm – 5pm, Wednesday Evening, French Exchange and peer led project evening, Thursday Afternoon, Drop In For Young People, 3.30pm – 5.30pm, Thursday Evening, Project Evening from 7pm – 9pm, Friday Evening – Drop in Evening and project night depending on need from 7pm – 9pm, Saturday at the moment is open for suggestion from Young people or other groups to use ENP for youth events and Sunday, Late afternoon, Sunday Chill Out from 4pm – 6.30pm.

As you can see there is so much going on, and we will be fully operational from Monday 5th of March. The centre will be open for young people aged between 14 to 25 years old. There are also a number of opportunities to join ENP Youth Management Forum you have to be between 16 to 25 years old.

If you need any more information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Eimear McCurdie, Banbridge Youth Resource Centre, Hill Street, Banbridge, 028 4066 9503.

See you at ENP