Despite the storms, on 19 Feb 2022 Ron ran a half marathon from Ironbridge to Bridgnorth and back to raise awareness and funds for SYA.
Rob’s Ironbridge Half Marathon for SYA January 12, 2022
Like many others Wem Youth Club offered outdoor provision during lockdown, however they took it to a whole new level, firstly through cloud funding purchased “Outdoor clothing” for young people then partnered with “Shropshire Wildlife fund” and local artists Andrew Howe and Kim V Goldsmith to learn about and promote Whixall Moss, this is how they got on:
They then displayed and celebrated their work with the High Sheriff of Shropshire and local dignitaries at the Severn Theatre
Highley Reach Activities for Young People was launched in June 2021
SYA teamed up with Highley Parish Council to launch the youth club and 23 young people have already signed up!
Youngsters aged 10 to 13 years old meet at the Severn Centre in Highley every Thursday 6pm to 7.30pm.
One of the latest additions to our alternative curriculum is the Achieve Project. The focus of this project is to help young people who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and support them back into Education, Employment and Training (EET).
Earlier this year we successfully applied for a Telford & Wrekin Council Happy Healthy and Active Holidays grant which has provided us with the vital funding required to deliver HAF in Brookside over the summer and winter holidays. This scheme supports us in helping young people from low-income families to make sure that we can keep them healthy and happy during the holidays – a time where many young people suffer the most. We also teamed up with the Shropshire Refugee Project at The Lodge where young people enjoyed cooking and eating together, trips out and sports and crafts activities.