Girls @ KYC

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Opening Times Ages Team Leader

Wednesdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm

For young women in school years:
6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Sharna Gayle

 

 

 

 

The young women of the Clapham Park and surrounding areas are very lucky to have the opportunity to attend a gender specific programme. Girls@KYC allows young women aged 10-16 each Wednesday evening to come chill out, have fun and ‘be girls’.

As team leader, I am aware of the difficulties that many young women are facing today, things such as sexual exploitation and peer pressure and this is why KYC feel that it is important to provide this service.

At Girls we like to offer a range of activities while the girls have the centre to themselves without the boys- which I can say they love. Favored activities are:

  • Baking

  • Arts and Crafts 

  • Discussions & debates

  • Dance

  • Eating out

  • Sleepovers

     

Many of the young women that attend Girls night only attend girls evening and do not really get involved in other services we provide. They like the idea of having the youth centre to themselves. Not only that, but it gives them the platform to be open about sensitive topics without the fear of boys listening.

We have different ages of young ladies that attend, but the age gap does not affect what we run- there are always alternatives for everyone. KYC Girls allows all ages of young women to build friendships, so when they each other around the estate they know they can say hi.

Quotes:

“I come to KYC so I can stay off the street- its safe and there’s good company and good activities. I like Girls @ Knights as it gives us a chance to hang out” Keisha, 13

“I like the youth centre because it’s fun, keeps me active when I have nothing to do. Girls @ Knights is like a big family and it’s an experience for all of us to have” Chynna, 13

“I love coming to Girls @ Knights, I look forward to it every week. The best time for me was when we had a sleepover. I won a Jack Petchey Award and we went to Cosmos. I love seeing my friends at Knights and the staff” Shaniqua, 15