The Get Connected programme provides a variety of positive activities that young people and the wider community can participate in which act as entry points to the work of Regenerate.
THE JUICE BAR
The Juice Bar is Regenerate’s base in the heart of the Alton estate and is a gathering place for young people for activities and is the ‘launch pad’ for Roehampton young people to use their potential by going out into their local area and beyond to make a difference. We start by meeting young people through drop in sessions; this is a positive place where young people can hang out, cook and eat, play games and have a good time.
Tuesday 4pm – 6pm
Thursday 5pm -7pm
Thursday – The Music Studio opens from 4pm – 7pm
ASHBURTON YOUTH CENTRE
Regenerate’s youth centre on the Ashburton estate, is a space for young people to have fun, learn new skills, achieve personal goals and discover how they can make a difference in the world. We run the Get Active Program there which involves gym activities, pool and table tennis, creative activities and a mentoring programme.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 6pm – 8pm
Wednesday - The Music Studio opens from 5pm – 8pm
We run football sessions in partnership with the Dara Football Club on Mondays and Tuesdays for ages 8-11′s and Chelsea Kicks on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for ages 11-16′s
Every year we run a range of community festivals from small to large. ‘The Feel Good Festivals’ are full of fun activities for people of all ages. These are times for the community to come together using music, food stalls, table top sales, mini funfairs, and inflatables. This is a chance for us all to celebrate the community of Roehampton. Watch the video from 2015′s festival to get the vibe!
The Get Active programme focuses on young people getting active by taking part in activities and workshops that take place at the youth centres. These activities focus on improving health and well being, developing creativity and key skills. Regenerate offers a range of sport activities, cooking and creative art workshops which include the use of the music studio. We are also excited to offer the Bronze & Silver Arts Award qualifications.
Regenerate’s youth work started with football clubs 17 years ago and these clubs continue to run today today. This is a fun, energetic environment for children ages 8-11 where they can practice their football skills and learn to play in a team.
Football clubs run every Thursday from 4.30pm – 6pm at Roehampton Sports and Fitness Centre.
The studio operates as a music academy for the creation of original lyrics and instrumental music. Young artists explore their ambitions with music mentors and develop their gifts and talents through studio sessions, show case events and Arts Award (Bronze or Silver). The academy also offers music production, songwriting, film editing for music videos and instrument and vocal workshops.
To use the studio contact the Youth Music Producer at our office to book an appointment.
During School holiday’s we plan and organise trips to take young people away on all kinds of adventures visit places they haven’t been before such as climbing mountains in Snowdonia, horse riding or going to the seaside.
Get Focused is Regenerate’s Mentoring programme for young people aged 13-18 who are facing challenges in life and want to focus on their personal development. We work with local schools and the community to match them with a mentor trained to support and guide them so they can increase in self confidence, create goals and improve their skills.
Get Focused provides opportunities for one-to-one mentoring and group mentoring to help young people create personal development plans and support them in reaching their goals and aspirations.
Get Helping provides volunteering opportunities for young people that want to make a practical difference in their local community or beyond through taking part in World Changer Events and activities. These might include fundraising events like a sponsored walk around Richmond Park, or a community football tournament, to serving lunch at a local lunch club for elderly or a homeless persons shelter.
*The next World Changer event is on Monday 19th December where young people can help fund raise for a local older peoples project*
INTERNATIONAL TRIPS TO ROMANIA
The Get Helping group have the opportunity to visit a Roma village called Soard in Romania where we support the community there through building work, providing clean water and organising summer camps for the children and young people. Through exposure to the realities of poverty there, young people from London are challenged and inspired to think about how they can make a difference in the world. Click here to see a video of a trip to ROMANIA made by one of the young people.
There are many young people leading negative lifestyles who are desperate for an opportunity to change, but just don’t know how. We have set up a new social enterprise in the form of a sandwich business called The Feel Good Bakery, to support, train and employ young people helping them to develop life skills that prepare them for the workplace and enhance their futures.
The amazing aspect about The Feel Good Bakery is that we are partnering with grassroots organisations that do amazing work with children living in extreme poverty around the world. When you buy a sandwich you are personally buying a meal for one of these children. At the Feel Good Bakery we don’t want to stop at transforming the lives of our employees; we want to make a difference to those living in extreme poverty overseas as well. Check out our new website thefeelgoodbakery.com.
Get Leading is for young adults aged 18- 30 who want to make a difference in their community and develop as leaders. It involves those who have come through Regenerate’s programmes growing up, to take part in a working group to develop their skills, create ideas and come up with exciting solutions that impact social change in their communities.
INTERNATIONAL TRIPS TO KENYA
The Get leading group also have the opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities on volunteer trip to Kenya working with Children facing poverty and run fun activities for the children and practical projects that make a difference. Click here to see a video of one of our trips to KENYA. Contact us for more info.
See Craig’s story about the impact of Regenerate in his life.