Activities for Young People in Lewisham
One thing I enjoy doing as a councillor is going out in the doorstep and speaking to residents. It’s important to me to hear what concerns them. This week I have spoken to parents of teenagers who didn’t know what was out there for their young people to do. I hope this will help parents, carers, family members and friends to know what their young people can engage with.
I believe that engaging in different activities can lead them to discover new skills. I will keep updating this page.
Other Other Otganisations
Lewisham Baseline – Drop-in Service
Baseline provides support and advice for young people aged 16–18 (up to 25 years old for those with additional needs) not in employment, education or training (NEET).
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am-5pmat Unit 19, Lewisham Shopping Centre, SE13 7HB You can also contact us on: 07824 694 786 or 07880 456 769 Monday to Wednesday 10am-4pm 07880 439 879 or 07824 801 542 Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm. Email: email@example.com
Circle Collective – https://circlecollective.org/pages/the-circle-story
Age range: 16-21 – Location: Lewisham Shopping Centre, Molesworth Street, London SE13 7HB
A social enterprise that tries to break the cycle of young people aged 16-2, not getting work because they don’t have work experience, by them free employability support, wellbeing sessions (including yoga) and work experience in their shop. Actively looking for 16-21-year-olds interested in gaining employment. Visit their website to find out more and sign up for free.
Urban Synergy is an early intervention mentoring charity that helps young people between 11-18 years of age reach their full potential. They currently offer a free e-mentoring programme for pupils of schools in Lewisham aged 11-18. Find out more and sign up here.
Second Wave Youth Arts is an independent charity whose aim is to support and empower young people’s creativity and activism by engaging young people as performers, writers, lyricists and technicians. They continue to develop new productions and youth-led creative outreach projects in the community. Membership is free and some programs may have a small registration fee. Please visit their website for more information.
Age range: 11-19
Location: 124 Kilmorie Road, Forest Hill, SE23 2SR
YLP do great work providing a range of alternative vocational programmes to young people who are not reaching their full potential in mainstream education. Alongside this, they also run two free open access community groups on Mondays after school (4pm-7pm) and Saturdays (10am-1pm). The groups have a youth club atmosphere with chilling out and chatting as well as work in YLP’s two areas of focus. One of these is bikes: young people who attend can learn to fix up their own bike or be given a bike by YLP which they can fix up and keep. The other focus is fitness: young people who attend workouts in the gym on simple circuit training exercises with a qualified children’s personal trainer and go on regular ride outs. If you know a young person who would like to join YLP, email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how they can sign up.
Youth group for LGBTQ+ people aged between 16 and 25 in Lewisham