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Medway Youth Service works with voluntary organisations to help support the wide range of opportunities available for young people to make positive use their leisure time.

Young Kent

Kent Youth and Kent Council for Voluntary Youth Services (KCVYS) joined together in 2012 to form Young Kent which offers essential support services to youth organisations of all sizes through membership services.Its staff engages with members, as well as young people through face to face programmes.

Phone: 01622 351150

Email info@youngkent.org.uk

St John Ambulance

This organisation has active youth groups for Medway that offer young people the positive option to enjoy challenging experiences, while learning a skill for life – first aid. Alongside other uniformed groups, it runs a continuous positive programme, with options to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Email: admin@kent.sja.org.uk

Phone: 01732 874446

Kent Scout Association

This provides administration for the county structure and supports uniformed scout groups in local districts. Medway’s core groups offer a wide range of activities from adventure on land or water, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and a commitment to community services.

Email: scoutk@globalnet.co.uk

Phone: 01634 281770

West Kent Guides

This organisation provides information about and supports the many groups in the area. Opportunities are constantly available for active involvement in a wide variety of programmes.

Contact: Daphne Stearn

Email: daphne@stearn36.freeserve.co.uk

Rochester Diocese

The Diocese works with young people from all backgrounds and provides a host of leisure opportunities within its faith community. Much of the work is carried out by a large group of volunteers, dedicated to offering their time to positive projects for young people. These efforts are linked to the wider community of Kent and many activities and events are co-ordinated nationally.

Neil Thomson – Youth Officer

Email: neil.thomson@rochester.anglican.org

Phone: 01634 84366

Word on the Street

Working in partnership with other organisations, this charity specialises in working with young people to provide a Christian presence in their community through social action.

Bill Clark – Youth Worker

Email: billclark6@blueyonder.co.uk

Phone: 01634 338751

Gillingham Youth for Christ

Gillingham Youth for Christ works with young people from all walks of life, running two drop-in centres five days a week with one centre also open two nights a week. It also runs lunchtime clubs and lessons in local secondary schools.

Contact: Malcolm Smith

Email: office@gyfc.co.uk

Phone: 01634 578128

TGF Club

TGF Club serves the needs of the All Saints area in Luton. It is supported by Medway Youth and Play Service. On an annual basis, it organises and supports the young people’s community day, Mad4it, held at Medway Community College.

Ethnic Minority Forum

It is important to reflect the needs of all communities in Medway. The Ethnic Minority Forum supports a wide variety of activities from the athleticism of tiger dancing to the sound of the throbbing dhol drum. Eurofoot has been a notable success, encouraging male and female football players to compete in European competitions from Sweden to France.

Contact: Christine Murells

Email: mrec51@hotmail.com

Phone: 01634 333880