Why Start a Youth Club?
Where Do the Young People Go in Your Area after School?
Do they hang around outside shops, sit around in the park or play in the street?
It could be that your community isn't providing enough stimulation and activities for your children.
And if you think that, imagine being a 14-year-old who has nowhere to hang out with their friends after school.
Most youth clubs start with the ambition of trying to keep young people off the streets, but youth clubs can be so much more than that.
It's a place where people can be themselves, learn new skills, meet new people and have fun!
In many ways, getting your youth club off the ground is the easy bit; keeping it going is where the hard work comes in.
This guide has been designed to give you some ideas and inspiration and to keep you on track.