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27th Nov 2013

Adviza is the new face of youth clubs in Reading: the charity has been contracted by Reading Borough Council to deliver five sessions a week in North and East Reading.  The three Adviza-run clubs have recently opened their doors to young people aged from 11-19, giving them the opportunity to learn new skills and hang out with friends as well as make new ones in a safe, fun and friendly environment.

Organised activities take place on a weekly basis and include Street Dance, taught in different styles such as hip hop and contemporary urban dance, Music including singing, MC’ing, writing or producing music, and Sports ranging from football and basketball to boxing and mixed martial arts.

The five sessions are held at three centres:

Sun Street Youth and Community Centre in East Reading

  • Mondays at 6pm-9pm for ages 11-13.  Various activities including sport, arts and cooking.
  • Wednesday at 6.30pm-9.30pm for ages 13-19. Activities including music production and vocal recording in the studio, sport activities and street dance.

Amersham Road Youth and Community Centre in North Reading

  • Thursday at 7.30pm-9pm for ages 13-19. Activities include basketball, football, table tennis, pool, art and cookery.

Emmer Green Youth and Community Centre in North Reading

  • Friday at 6.15pm-7.45pm for ages 11-13. Activities include sport, art and cookery. 
  • Friday at 8pm-9.30pm for ages 14-19. Activities include sport, art and cookery. 

The youth clubs provide a safe and relaxing place for young people to hang out and have fun as well as learn valuable life skills.  The various activities on offer provide an opportunity to try new things, be creative and stay active.  In addition, our trained youth workers are on hand to provide information and advice on relationships issues, drugs and alcohol, sexual health, education and employment.

If you would like to attend, or know any young person aged 11-19 who would like to be involved, drop in to one of our sessions or contact Oli Parris, Project Co-ordinator for more information: email:  tel: 07747 476796.


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