YMCA Walthamstow Youth Services an update: We are now in a National lockdown that began on Thursday 5 November. It is with sadness that we have had to cancel our planned centre-based youth sessions until at least 2 December 2020.

Our services comply with the National Lockdown measures which are now in place. The government rules on youth work have been summarised by the National Youth Agency in the Red Readiness Fact Sheet

We hope that you all remain safe and well and we look forward to welcoming you back to our centres as soon as we are able to do so.
See our social media pages for any further information and the latest updates.

You can find the weekly virtual timetables below.

Activities Timetable week beginning 23 November

Activity
Time
Age group
Location
Contact
Youth Outreach
3.45pm - 4.45pm
15-19 years
Walthamstow local areas
Instagram
Y Mentoring
5.00pm - 7.00pm
13-19 years
YMCA Walthamstow
Mervyn
Activity
Time
Age group
Location
Contact
Teen Chat
5.30pm - 7.30pm
11-21 years
Mobile/Whatsapp
Mervyn
Activity
Time
Age group
Location
Contact
Youth Outreach
3.45pm - 4.45pm
15-19 years
Walthamstow local areas
Instagram
Y Mentoring
5.00pm - 7.00pm
13-19 years
YMCA Walthamstow
Mervyn
Activity
Time
Age group
Location
Contact
Music Session
4.30pm - 6.30pm
11-21 years
Instagram Live
Mervyn
Activity
Time
Age group
Location
Contact
Youth Outreach
3.45pm - 4.45pm
15-19 years
Walthamstow local areas
Instagram
Y Mentoring
5.00pm - 7.00pm
13-19 years
YMCA Walthamstow
Mervyn

Youth Activities for this week  23 November 2020

What we did last week

We connected with the local community on Facebook, Instagram updating them on the changes happening to our sessions due to the new lockdown measures.
We held 2 one to one meetings via phone call last week. There was two face to face mentoring sessions with vulnerable young people.
The live Instagram Music Session took place on Thursday.

Coming up this week:

  • Look out for us near Walthamstow and local colleges as we will be out and about come over and chat with us.
  • Y-Mentoring? – Face to face one to one meetings for teens at YMCA Walthamstow see more information coming soon.
  • Music sessions online are back on Thursday evenings on Instagram live.
  • Feel like having a chat? Get in touch and we will call you back. 

Quote of the week:

“To excel at the highest level – or any level, really – you need to believe in yourself, and hands down, one of the biggest contributors to my self-confidence has been private coaching.
-Stephen Curry

Tips for Success for A Teen Entrepreneur

1. Action Over Words:

Take action and stop spending months perfecting every little detail on your business plan. Jump in and learn as you go. One of the perks of being a young entrepreneur is that your life doesn’t depend on the success of this company. Talk is cheap.

2. Set Realistic Goals:

Setting goals is one thing but setting realistic goals is something different entirely. Your goals need to be challenging but still accomplishable. People will say that they want to go from 0 to 100,000 followers on Instagram in a week but it’s not realistic.

3. Don’t Start a Business to Make Money:

Yes, I know that phrase sounds extremely contradictory. What I mean by this is to start a business doing what you love and are passionate about. Don’t start a business with the sole purpose of making money because you will lose interest very quickly and the business will flop.

4. Connections are Key:

I can’t stress this enough. Connections are everything in business. In the business world, it’s all about who you know not what you know. Build a network of people for everything so that way you have a person for everything.

5. Social Media is Everything:

If your business isn’t on social media, you barely have a business these days. Think of social media as a way to share your business among millions

of unique users on a daily basis. Use social media to your advantage when it comes to marketing your business and creating an image for your brand.

6. Don’t Be Afraid to Fail:

There’s no point in keeping your head down, use your failures to motivate you to succeed more. Capitalise off what you learned from failure.

7. You Don’t Know It All:

Education is a life-long process, nobody knows everything. You should always be willing to take advice and listen to others. Platforms and the business world are always changing. No matter the age or experience, listen to that person’s advice and then apply it to your knowledge and business so you can continue to expand and adjust.

8. Believe in Yourself:

Stop second-guessing every decision you make. Just because it hasn’t been done, doesn’t mean it won’t succeed. When running a business, you are going to make mistakes whether large or small. It’s okay and it’s part of the process. You can do it, so stop telling yourself you can’t.
More info on Ten Tips for Success from a Teen Entrepreneur

Check out our new Digital Youth Centre

Join in with our online activities, resources, and games. Here you’ll find some ways to connect, learn, and play.

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Free  and low-cost activities for young people

YMCA Walthamstow’s Youth Service has a range of activities for young people, of all ages and abilities.

We know t​his year has not been easy, especially for our young people and those that have been affected by school and college exams. We are open for you to come in and see us and speak to a youth worker about your options and to guide you towards opportunities and pathways which will enable you to meet your fullest potential. You can come and learn a new skill such as recording music or serving a winning move or you can pop in for a chat, whichever it may be, we’re here for you.’

If you are interested in hanging out in a safe place, meeting new people, and taking part in a wide range of activities – then why not join us on Facebook and Instagram. We are constantly revising our activities to ensure that we have something for everyone.

For more information contact us

Youth Team
YMCA Walthamstow
642 Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 3EF | T 020 8509 4600 | youthteam@ymcaspg.org

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