Sutton Coldfield is set to host its first Comic Con event on Saturday 27th October ahead of the MCM Birmingham Comic Con at the NEC in November.
In the week that Prince William visited Palestine on the first official royal tour, local charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield were busy hosting their own peace programme as part of a cultural youth exchange to the Royal town of Sutton Coldfield with 15 young Palestinians.
At a time when funding cuts threaten our much needed community youth services, the YMCA Youth Works initiative steps up to the challenge, celebrating the success of youth workers across the city in Birmingham’s very first Youth Works Awards Ceremony.
Local people have helped to raise over £8,500 so far for YMCA Sutton Coldfield at a fundraising event last Friday night that saw people spending the whole night in a DIY cardboard bed in the Gracechurch Centre.
YMCA Sutton Coldfield is calling on local residents to come together and sleep rough for one night in March to help prevent youth homelessness.
With funding from Big Lottery Fund and Sheldon Trust, we are launching a new initiative as part of our ‘Triple A’ Youth Work Project. The project will target and work intensively and holistically with young men aged 10-19 years old and their families in Kingstanding, Falcon Lodge, Oscott.
We are looking for a committed, highly motivated youth work practitioner to fill the post of Part-time Assistant Youth Worker.
Christmas came early this week for a group of Young Carers attending the YMCA Sutton Coldfield Release Project on Saturday 16th December. Carers received gorgeous gift boxes donated by members of the local Sutton & Boldmere community containing essential toiletries as well as a few extra treats in time for Christmas.
Over 120 Youth Workers came together for a meeting of minds at Edgbaston Cricket Ground this week in the first of a series of events aimed at celebrating youth work and young people across Birmingham. The conference, co-hosted by the YMCA Sutton Coldfield and funded by the Big Lottery Fund, saw the launch of “Youth Works” a series of 6 conferences and award ceremonies to recognise the importance of youth work at a time when funding for youth work projects is in severe decline.
New Youth Work Project
With funding from Big Lottery Fund and Sheldon Trust, we are launching a new project which will target and work intensively and holistically with Young People aged 9-19yrs, and their families in 3 target areas; Kingstanding; Falcon Lodge; Oscott.
We are looking for a committed, highly motivated youth work practitioner to fill the post of Part-Time Area Lead Youth Worker
A generous donation from Jaguar Landrover has brought much joy to members of local charity YMCA Sutton Coldfield this week after a donation of £1000 enabled the charity to buy a karaoke machine for the young disabled children’s group.