Rufus / Chaka Khan: Ain't NobodyiTunesAmazon

Mix96 News

Aylesbury Youth Centre given a new look thanks to the Princes Trust

The centre is being painted as part of a youth development programme.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 4:23pm 28th February 2020. 2-minute read.

Aylesbury Youth Centre given a new look thanks to the Princes Trust

Thanks to the Prince's Trust programme an Aylesbury Youth Centre is being given a new look.

The Uptown Coffee Bar in Aylesbury has been given a new lease of life thanks to a youth programme. 

The youth centre provides a safe space for 13-19 year old's to meet as well as providing a range of support services for those in need. 

ThePrince's Trust programme is a work scheme that helps young people in the area, giving them CV advice, organising work placements and providing a community project for them. 

The community project is voted on by the young participants and this group choose the Uptown Coffee Bar.

Mia, 17, explains why:

"It's very important to help the youth of this community.

"I think if you have any young person in your life they'll understand this facility is really good for them."

Run by Adviza the work programme Mia is on is open to those who are not in education and are not working full time. 

Heloise works for the programme and explains why a community project is part of the young peoples 12 week programme:

"It's a really good opportunity for them to get hands on, and they have seen something in their community they want to make better and they are hands on participating in making it better.

"This gets young people engaged in their community, meeting members of their community, planning for a project and fundraising for a project.

"It also gives them examples for them to use at job interviews. Examples of when they've planned a project or worked as a team."

The group are still taking donations for materials, as they hope to paint the inside of the centre as well, these can be made via theirlocal giving page.

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Mix96