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Work experience opportunities on offer for Torbay youngsters

3 March 2016
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Youngsters from across the Bay can take part in work experience opportunities at a new youth café.

Work experience skills

Sanctuary Housing has donated £2,000 to the Acorn Community Centre to create the Acorn Pop-In Youth Café, where young people aged 11 and over can take part in work experience, giving them the chance to develop skills in valuable employment-related tasks such as food preparation, handling cash and dealing with customers.

Just come along

Youngsters are also welcome to come along to the café and grab a healthy hot snack, join in with sports like pool and table tennis or simply listen to music with friends.

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Lynne Roberts, wants to encourage as many young people as possible to come along. She said: “It’s important to support young people to develop skills and access training opportunities which can help them enter future employment so I’m delighted we’ve been able to team up with the Acorn Community Centre to offer residents this valuable opportunity.

“At the same time, the young people have somewhere fun and safe to spend time with friends after school. This is a real community-led project that addresses the needs of our residents.”

Marilyn Martin from the Acorn Community Centre added: “Sanctuary’s neighbourhood team has donated funds for many of our community projects over the last few years and we’re very grateful for their ongoing support. Pop in to the Acorn Youth Café!”

All youngsters aged 11 and over are welcome at the Acorn Youth Café, which takes place at the Acorn Community Centre on Lummaton Cross in Torquay every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4-9pm. The work experience opportunities are open to any young person who attends. For more information, email info@theacorncentre.org.uk or call 01803 328819.

The Acorn Youth Café is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.