NEW TERM, NEW TIMES and ADDITIONAL PROJECT DAYS
We are pleased to be back in the building, but with limited numbers to be Covid-19 secure.
Our session times are currently 3.30 pm - 6.15 pm Monday to Friday for Homework Club.
We are unfortunately unable to offer evening sessions at present -
this means that Baseline, The Zone and Stepping Up are closed.
All sessions must be pre-booked in advance with Tina - PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP
It is requested that face coverings are worn on entering the building by all over 11 years of age
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE JuSB BUILDING IF DISPLAYING ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS - THANK YOU
JusB is a community-based youth centre that works with young people during their journey to independence, helping them to make the most of their potential. Over our 16 years we have worked with thousands of young people. We are a thriving club in the heart of the Bromley area, which is fast becoming a vibrant and diverse community. Our mission ‘Inspire and enable young people to develop, be confident and value themselves' is even more relevant in today’s environment, as many young people and families struggle to cope in difficult times.
Through the year we strive to offer young people a variety of activities which will enable them to be better equipped for life's journey
We are appreciative of everyone who supports us in so many ways ... those who offer hours of volunteering and those who support us financially ... we could not continue without them and for this we are extremely grateful.
On behalf of the young people that we work with ...
Inspire and enable young people to develop, be confident and value themselves
1. Young people develop their independence and self- esteem.
2. Young people discover and develop new skills and talents.
3. Young people develop their social skills and sense of belonging.
4. Young people in challenging circumstances to improve their life chances.
5. Young people to avoid involvement in anti-social behaviour and crime both as victims and perpetrators.
Inspire and enable young people to develop, be confident and value themselves
JusB is a charity.
It costs us £129,000
per year in running costs.
Help us out, please!
JusB relies on our volunteers. Find out about the many ways in which you can help.
JusB runs many projects throughout the year, all aiming to help young people in Bromley to develop into confident, happy adults.
A message from our Project Manager
Back open for (a new) normal service – At least for now!
As I write this article (towards the end of September), the JusB building has been open for a couple of weeks and we have begun to deliver our homework project again. In reality we never closed our services; from March we have been engaging with young people via Zoom, and throughout July and August we delivered a summer project every week day in local parks, open spaces and woods. But one of the key aspects to JusB is its building: young people feel safe there, can relax and often call it their second home. This is where they feel comfortable sharing the key issues in their lives. So it was important to us that we returned to the building when it was safe to do so. It is not back to normal, as we have no evening sessions and we have restricted numbers for young people and staff, but there are young people in the building again and that’s important to us and them as we support them in their return back to school providing computers, printers and other materials needed to do their extra studies. In order to strengthen our focus on supporting young people in their studies our homework club is now open 5 days a week.
Safety of staff and young people is paramount so we will continue to work within all the government procedures and we closely follow NYA (National Youth Agency) advice to ensure we follow all those guidelines correctly.
Clearly the world has not yet returned to normal and restrictions look as though they may be part of our lives for a while yet, but it is important that we try to be a constant for young people and that they know we are there for them, even if it is via Zoom or telephone. It is essential that they have space: space to study, space to think, space to be alone with their thoughts and that all important space to be themselves and space to talk to youth workers who will listen when needed. We will try with our utmost to ensure that our space is always there for them.
Please watch this space for further updates.
Term time activities
Weekly timetable for
There are currently no evening sessions for Zone/Baseline.
Homework Club is operating 5 afternoons a week Mon-Friday.
We hope to be offering Stepping Up Club soon...
Summer time activities
Turn up the sound and enjoy listening to the JusB anthem music track composed, performed and recorded by young people at our summer programme ...
Jack Petchey Annual Anthem Competition: The young people were encouraged to think of uplifting words that might be used and how in these changing times, to imagine positive outcomes for their futures, we then created sentences. One of the young people came up with simple cords on her piano which we have used as a basis for the music. So we practiced in the park accompanied with keyboards
What a summer
we had...read all
Some of our young people have received Jack Petchey awards for their achievements at JusB
Well done to all!
Zoom meetings can be a bit daunting looking at yourself in the camera, so to make it a bit more fun we all dressed up or wore masks at some JusB virtual club meetings!
Tina our new Lead Youth Engagement Worker has been working at JusB since January this year.
During the Covid19 youth centre closure, Tina can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance for youth work enquiries.
For all other enquiries please contact Ned, Project Manager on email@example.com
We have put together some useful homework advice, resources and activities for young people and their parents
For any further advice, please speak to the youthwork team during youth club.
New look windows...
We gave our front and side windows a much needed make-over in February half-term. We worked collaboratively with young people from JusB and also from the Prince's
Trust. Thanks to
all who helped
with this project
to make our
Please save used STAMPS & COLLECTABLES!
We can turn used postage stamps and other items into funds. Special thanks to those who have been saving stamps and donated other items to us. If you are a church or other community based organisation and would like a collecting box, please get in touch and we can supply as soon as we are able.
We are not in a position to accept any stamp or orange box donations currently, but we will welcome them as soon as things return back to normal - thank you.
24 hour Tennis Marathon
Many thanks to everyone at Sundridge Park Tennis club for donating £600 to JusB as a result of a recent 24 hour tennis marathon.
SUPPORT THE CHILDREN
Charity preview of
Wind in the Willows
Thursday 2nd April 2020
Bromley Little Theatre
Bromley BR1 1SB
This event is now postponed as the theatre have had to cancel all productions for the time being due to
Grateful thanks to all who purchased tickets and we
hope that the show may be re-scheduled in the future.
Postponed for now
Lands End to John O'Groats Deloitte Ride Across Britain
One of our Trustees, Andrew, completed a marathon of a cycle ride (980 miles) over 9 days to raise funds for JusB ... Andrew has raised to date £1,359.89, which is an amazing amount and we wish to say a huge thank you to Andrew for all his efforts.
Many thanks to Fairhorn Farrell Timms (FFT) Chartered Surveyors and Architects in Orpington for choosing JusB as their main charity to sponsor. We are most grateful for the financial support we have received over the last two years, amounting to in excess of £35,000 through sponsorship and various fundraising events and activities.
A very successful Golf Day was held at Chislehurst Golf Club in June to fundraise for JusB and an amazing £9,171 was collected through fourball entries and
raffle. A cheque was presented to Ned McWhirter,( Project Manager) by Robin Faithorn (Senior Partner) Jeff Timms (Senior Partner) and Kelly Allen (Building Surveyor). Grateful thanks to all who supported this event in any way and to FFT for organising this Golf Day.
L-R Robin, Ned, Kelly and Jeff
Kelly's success story
Read about Kelly's inspirational journey from being a teenager at JusB 15 years ago to training to become a qualified building surveryor, with FFT, published in the Newsshopper ...
We received official confirmation on 4 March last year from Reaching Communities that we have been successful in securing 3 years funding for the on-going work at JusB.
A huge thanks to all those concerned.
Raise money for JusB just by shopping on line! It does not cost any extra.
Please sign up using the link below and click the 'support a good cause' tab and select from list of retailers. It really is that easy!
JusB was one of
of the year in 2019
Many thanks for the £5,250.23
received from the Co-op community fund.
Help to reduce land fill and recycle items that JusB can use to turn into funds
Please consider donating used stamps, ink cartridges and other collectable items to us.....
We are still collecting used postage stamps and small ink cartridges to help raise funds for JusB. Please save the stamps from all your envelopes.
We have just received a cheque for £26 for recycling small ink cartridges and in 2019 have so far raised £71, giving a grand total of £274.55.
We are no longer able to accept the large office type toner cartridges any more, only the home computer ink cartridges.
Thanks to funding from HSBC and volunteer decorators from Marks and Spencer Bromley and our young peoples' hard work, we now have a lovely new Tranquil Room at JusB.
We are most grateful to all who contributed in anyway to this project.
Bromley Lions Club C10
A big thank you to Bromley Lions Club CI0 for their generous donation to enable us to buy a new printer for JusB.