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Alex launches short-term inclusive youth club in Bury St Edmunds for all teenagers

Westley Middle School teaching assistant Alexandra Whiteman who is to launch a new youth club for 14 to 19 year olds ANL-140424-013906009

Westley Middle School teaching assistant Alexandra Whiteman who is to launch a new youth club for 14 to 19 year olds ANL-140424-013906009

A teaching assistant and youth worker is spearheading a short-term youth project for 14 to 19-year-olds with and without disabilities or additional needs.

Alex Whiteman, 25, created the Bury St Edmunds Peer Support Network to help young people interact with peers from different backgrounds while developing confidence, independence and identity.

The project has been funded by the vInspired Cashpoint scheme, which offers young people grants of upto £500 to change things they care about in their communities.

She is organising activities such as mocktail making at the Ivory bar, bowling, a meal and craft workshops.

Alex, who is a teaching assistant at Westley Middle School and youth worker for the Papworth Trust, said she organised the youth club to give teenagers the chance to socialise and enjoy some independence.

Those who take part in the club, which runs on Saturday May 3, May 17, May 31 and June 14, receive a certificate.

For further information about the club contact Alex Whiteman on 07508759310 or email alexandra.g.whiteman@gmail.com

 

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