Negative stereotypes often prevent people from understanding young people or giving them adequate support and encouragement. However, unlike previous generations, today’s young people are less likely to drink, smoke and commit crimes, and are likely to stay in education longer. They are making healthier life choices and are generally clean living, qualified, and driven young people taking positive decisions about their future.
We want people to join us in believing in young people. To understand their challenges, hear about their journey and appreciate and celebrate what makes them different.
We believe in young people. See the truth. Celebrate the difference. #TruthAboutMe
Each young person has their own story, their truth, their journey. As the charity for young people, it is our aim to support these individuals through whatever hurdles they are facing, delivering a wide range of services across 740 communities and campaigning as the voice of young people.
Providing support and facilities for the benefit of young people has always been a priority for us here at YMCA North Tyneside, with this in mind, we are currently in the process of a significant redevelopment of our music studio’s which are based in North Shields. Steam Creative Studios already houses a professional recording studio where students, young people, and general members of the public can record their talent. Once the renovations are complete, the studio will offer much more in the way of creative arts.
At present, Steam Creative Studios runs a youth-focused project called “Standing Upright,” every Wednesday and Friday evening. This project helps young people work towards achieving educational awards and certifications.