The Gorbals Youth Café run a Weekend Service Provision for Young People aged 10 – 16 years living within the Gorbals area of Glasgow, currently running in the Gorbals Leisure Centre every Friday night from 5.30 – 8.30pm.
Current activities include access to games consoles, table tennis, IT learning centre, arts and crafts as well as information on matters such as sexual health, drugs and alcohol in a safe and welcoming environment.
The delivery of TGI Activities has resulted in attracting young people who had not or could not, due to territorial issues, use the services of the Project. To enable them to meet the growing needs and demands of Young People living in the Gorbals and peripheral areas it is necessary to increase their levels of engagement throughout the area.
By supporting this project the WWMT allowed Gorbals Youth Café to extend their frontline services to offer new opportunities to Young People by delivering initiatives focused on empowerment and inclusion.
Gorbals Youth Cafe is a charity based in Glasgow that was proposed to us by a Tour de Force rider. It is one of a small number of pilot projects we are supporting that are ‘sponsored’ by Tour de Force riders and fit all our criteria apart from Geography.