Here is a timetable of our current activities and programmes we are running throughout Autumn and Winter. Please get in contact if you would more information or if you have any queries! Look forward to seeing some of you soon!
Ladies! Get In:Formation! Our weekly BME Women only Collective is back! The programme gives you the opportunity to take part in a range of dance and art activities twice a week, make friends and find your creative spirit. Join us on a Wednesday from 5pm till 7pm for a dance workshop to get you moving. Join us on a Thursday from 5pm till 8pm to chat, eat together and create art. The programme is free to attend and is aimed at BME young women aged 16 to 25. For more information or
to register interest drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
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As a volunteer at YCSA for more than three years, I have developed a variety of skills as well as qualities which have helped me grow into the person I am today.
Being part of the youth panel was a privilege as it helped me develop a voice and raise it about the issues, we as young people face in society today.
Three years ago, I was self centred and irresponsible not grasping in what was going on around me. Volunteering and being part of the youth panel opened my eyes to the issues young people from BME backgrounds were facing. Meeting with these young people only made me more determined to raise my voice and help them develop theirs. It was the significant realisation of the harsh reality we faced; which drove youth panel members to take part and create projects. These projects were made to develop young people’s skills, value themselves as individuals who have the strength to develop their full potential.
I’ve learned many skills such as communication, leadership, creative and writing. These skills are not only used for volunteering, they are very useful to me in my everyday life. As a social services student and someone who will be looking for work in the future, I applied these skills as they improved my practice and provided excellent results. I will now be progressing to Uni and this is a result of the work that was put in while volunteering and doing placement at YCSA.
I have become a determined individual who puts others needs before my own. The work we have done has me realised how lucky we are to have had the opportunities to have a stable happy life. The work we have done and are hoping to do ensures others are able to have the same.