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Under current Government regulations, as at 4 November 2020, which are still being reviewed, JusB is not permitted to run a drop in youth service and can only offer pre-arranged
and timed sessions.
All sessions must be pre-booked in advance with Tina  
PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP AS WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ADMIT YOU INTO THE BUILDING
It is requested that face coverings are worn on entering the building by all over 11 years of age
(unless exempt)
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE JuSB BUILDING IF DISPLAYING ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS - THANK YOU
Introduction

 

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 ...

THANK YOU.


Ned McWhirter
Project Manager

 

Mission:

Inspire and enable young people to develop, be confident and value themselves

 

Outcomes:

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.

 

Our Mission:

 

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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.

 

Ned McWhirter

Project Manager

 ned@jusb.co.uk

September 2020

Prayer points for November

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Please let us know if you would like to receive our monthly prayer points via email  anne@jusb.co.uk

SUPPORT THE CHILDREN

Please could you nominate us in Ecclesiastical’s 12 days of giving. Your nomination could be the one that wins us £1,000. Ecclesiastical will be donating a total of £120,000 to 120 charities over 12 days in December and we’d love to be one of them. Nominations can now be submitted. It’s quick and easy to nominate us, just click on the picture above and that will link to the nominate page. 

Thank you for your time and support.

Become a Trustee for JusB

We are actively looking to recruit volunteers who can bring diversity, enthusiasm and different skill sets to the existing Board of Trustees.  We would particularly welcome applications from ethnic groups, women and the under 30's. If this sounds like something you would be interested in getting involved with, we would like to hear from you.  For further information and the type of candidate we are looking for, please click the button below...

For a Trustee Information Pack, please contact

Ned McWhirter, Project Manager at ned@jusb.co.uk

JusB held a competition for young people to be creative and design an activities poster - here is the winning design. 

Looking to make a difference in young people's lives.  Have you thought about being a charity Trustee? A workshop organised through Community Links and Reach Volunteering could help you decide if its for you. 

Date:  25th November 

5.30 pm - 7.30 pm via Zoom

October half-term project
The Half- Term Youth scheme ran from Wednesday – Friday 28th -30th October.

The young people used their creative skills and worked together to make decorations for the forthcoming Halloween event with bats, spiders and balloons, fairy lights and torches.

Discussed costumes and makeup and shared ideas.

On the day they prepared the pumpkins, created poetry and scary stories which was read out accompanied by mysterious mood music. We danced and sang to Thriller and listened to theme music which set the scene.

 

We also played games such as Wink Murder it was a good turnout which was thoroughly enjoyed. There was a well thought out workforce to produce the labour chains which hung over us like a labyrinth.  See the results below...

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

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Summer time activities

What a summer
we had...read all 
about it!

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.
 
 Tina can be contacted by email: tina@jusb.co.uk in the first instance for youth work enquiries.
 
For all other enquiries please contact Ned, Project Manager on ned@jusb.co.uk
Coming soon ...

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

windows look

more appealing

and welcoming

Watch this space...our Advent Calendar window will be coming soon, as we join with in with this  exciting community event in College Road during December.

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.

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Summer programme
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Getting creative in Homework Club...

Profiterole making

Our Thursday evening

Kid's Fun Club

is now called

 

STEPPING UP

at Brook Lane 

For school years 6 - 7

term time only

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Help to reduce land fill and recycle items that JusB can use to turn into funds
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.

​​Call us:

0208 464 2722

​Find us: 

51 College Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3PU  

Charity Number:

1099401