Leyburn Art and Community Centre becomes NYY member


Leyburn Art and Community Centre becomes NYY member

An arts centre in Leyburn, The Old School House, has been running a successful weekly youth café for young people aged 11 – 16 over the past year. The café was set up by Youth Worker Rachael Addison, with support from adult volunteers and NYY.  The café provides young people with a safe, calm space to socialise and relax with friends, whilst enjoying delicious food and drink. A range of fun activities have also been on offer during sessions, such as arts and crafts, games, drama and discussions, to keep members occupied.  

Other youth activities have seen special events taking place at the centre and in the community, including film nights, science activities and arts at a local fete. This has helped raise the profile of the centre and the fantastic opportunities on offer.

Jeannie Bishop, a volunteer trustee, has continued to be the key lead on funding for the project so that it can continue for another year. Thankfully, grants have once again been secured from the 2 Ridings Community Foundation #iwill Fund, Leyburn Town Council and Richmond District Council’s Area Fund. This is great news as provision can continue to develop and run consistently.

Currently, the club is on the lookout for a Youth Worker to lead on its youth project and successful Youth Café.

Job advert:

Leyburn Arts & Community Centre - Youth Project

“We are looking for a young, enthusiastic adult, preferably qualified and experienced in youth work, to be involved in our youth activities, approximately 8 hours per week on average (Flexible). Initially for help with the Youth Café specifically, which is held every Monday from 6pm to 8pm.

If you feel you might be interested please contact the Centre on 01969 624510, call in or email admin@leyburnartscentre.com for more information. (Note - this is a self-employed post)”