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About Swale Youth

A collection of organisations for the youth of Swale

Working together we can help more young people to have fun and achieve a better quality of life, we are local people for local youth! 

We care about children and young people living in the Borough of Swale. That’s why a number of organisations helping children and young people in Swale have come together to set up Swale Youth. Commissioned by KCC, led by the Housing Association, Optivo, and managed day to day by Brogdale CIC we are a partnership of the following organisations:

Optivo: delivering clubs in Rushenden and Kemsley

Brogdale CIC: hosting youth clubs in Newington, Teynham, Faversham and Isle of Sheppey with holiday activities. Providing local schools with an accredited Peer Mentoring project, Year 6 Transition project we also offer schools work around those who are at risk of being NEET or have Emotional Health & Wellbeing needs. In the last year this has included a graffiti workshop which works with young people to design emotional health banners for The Mill Skatepark!

Sea Shells Children's centre; working with teens who are pregnant or teenagers who are parents,  to support them if they have specific needs that can not be met by the usual referral routes.

Sheppey Matters who deliver Eastchurch youth club, Absolute Art and a project working with NEETS in Sheerness as well as holiday activities

Creed Outdoor Learning providing wide reaching outdoor learning holiday club activities and who deliver Friday night youth club in Faversham. 

In addition to core group of delivery partners there are associate members who deliver specific projects:

MIND Maidstone who are delivering some specific counselling measures for young people in Oasis Academy.

Sateda Swale specific workshops around coping with domestic violence in the family and healthy relationships 

Ideas Test who have recently delivered some art workshops with Leeds castle for children who attend the clubs

We’ve secured a grant from Kent County Council to deliver a youth service until the end of 2021.

What we are made of

Sheppey MattersCreed Outdoor LearningOptivoKent County CouncilBrogdale CICSeashells
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