Linx deliver Open access youth clubs 5 evenings a week for young people in different wards in Middlesbrough, with activities planned and free time for social relaxation.
Activities include arts & crafts, sports, baking & cooking, watching a film, sessions around alcohol & drugs awareness, sexual health, smoking, internet safety, animal welfare and other topics relevant to young people. Youth club sessions are also used to ask the young people’s input on future sessions, residentials, activities and trips -making sure they are involved in the planning and that their voices count at Linx.
Social Relaxation evenings include snacks and drinks, games on the PS4 and XBox such as FIFA and karaoke, pool.
Linx has an established relationship with the local Greggs, where we pick up their leftover pasties and cakes at the end of the day to supply to the attendees of the youth clubs.
Linx has also established a Youth Forum, a group of young people who meet regularly to discuss future activities and trips and address issues that face them.
Currently Linx runs youth clubs in the following areas:
|Grove Hill Juniors Youth Club 10-13 years, 5-7pm, Grove Hill Hub,Bishopton Road, Grove Hill, Middlesbrough, TS4 2RP||Grove Hill Seniors Youth Club 13-19 years, 6-8pm, Grove Hill Hub,Bishopton Road, Grove Hill, Middlesbrough, TS4 2RP
Hemlington Youth Club, 10-13 years, 6-8pm, Dodford Centre, Dodford Road, Hemlington, TS8 9JD
|Breckon Hill Youth Club, 10-19 years, 6-8pm, Breckon Hill Community Centre, TS4 2DS
PCC Detached: Netherfields, 6-9pm, TS3.
|Coulby Newham Youth Club, 10-19 years, 6-8pm, The Manor, TS8 0RJ
Newport Youth Club, 10-19 years, 6-8pm, Newport Hub, St Pauls Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 5NQ
|Whinney Banks Youth Club, 10-19 years, Trinity Methodist Church, Stainsby Road, TS5 4JS|
Linx also works with young people across Middlesbrough to organise and partake in social action projects across the town which will benefit the community. Examples of these include creating and delivering packages to patients at local hospitals and care homes, painting local parks, transforming church gardens and much more.