Honley Youth Club

07843 339604

Email

A Safe Place for Honley Youth

Those of us who are parents know how hard it is to drag our children away from a screen.

The ‘tweenie’ and ‘teenie’ years of 11 – 17 can be tricky both for parents and their offspring.

Youngsters are not quite old enough for full independence and not quite young enough to want to spend every waking minute with their parents.

Luckily for Honley parents, there is a solution and it comes in the form of Honley Youth club.

The ASK Honley questionnaire in 2019 highlighted that some young people in Honley were struggling. To help, Honley Business Association worked with Friends of Honley and Friends of Honley Library to raise funds for a youth worker.

With the generous support of Honley people, we smashed our target, employed a youth specialist and were able to access funds to give the project longevity.

With two youth workers now employed, Honley Youth is continuing to grow as it provides new opportunities for young people in Honley.

Skate Boarding, Graffiti and Lots of Fun

Project manager Kayzia Barnes organises the activities and has worked hard to establish good relations with young people in Honley.

From skateboarding and a partnership with Project Sport, to a project to tackle graffiti (Honley Open Gallery) that went on to receive regional news coverage, Kayzia knows just how to keep youngsters entertained.

Kayzia, who formerly worked at Honley High School in the mental health and behavioural team, said: “It’s a great opportunity for young people to learn new skills and to provide opportunities that aren’t already running in the village.

“We provide a safe environment. It is reassuring for local parents to know that their children are participating in structured activities under supervision when their children leave the house.”

Inclusive to All

Most of the year-round activities are free, but some do have a small charge. Honley Youth tends to meet outdoors as much as they can, but activities tend to move indoors when the weather and winter months dictate. From Jagger Lane Rec to Honley Sports and Social Club and Honley Village Hall, the group makes the most of Honley’s indoor and outdoor spaces.

The group has benefitted from grants from The People’s Health Trust and The National Lottery and organisers are always on the lookout for local fundraising events, such as the Honley Park Market and Honley Show.

Activities change every term with young people in Honley making the choice. Sessions are drop in and you are advised to check Honley Youth’s social media accounts before attending, as activities and venues can vary from week to week.

You can follow all the latest news from Honley Youth and keep up to date with their latest activities on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

Can You Spare the Time?

Honley Youth needs help with activities and events.

Kayzia said: “The kids who attend don’t always want their parents to be there at the same time, so we are always on the lookout for new faces to help support our small team.

“Whether that is being able to give a few hours of your time, a space for us to meet in Honley, or small prizes that can be used to help with our fundraising, we are always keen to hear from anyone who may be able to offer their help and support.”

To volunteer and support Honley Youth, or to find out more, you can email or ring Kayzia on 07843 339604.

Honley Youth Club
Honley, Holmfirth, UK

X