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Due to Government guidance, our team continue to be working remotely.  Our socially distanced summer programme started on 6 July and details can be found below and on our Facebook page. The programme will change weekly and details will be posted on a Monday.  All sessions must be pre-booked with our youth work team. 
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:

 

Prayer points for August

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

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

As we enter our fifth month since the country locked down it’s been a very challenging time for both staff and the young people we serve.

From the very beginning of lockdown we decided that we would continue to provide services to our young people, especially those who would suffer from anxiety about being isolated or need help keeping up with school work,

For three afternoon each week from March to the end of June we provided Zoom sessions giving young people an opportunity to meet, share their anxieties and fears, but also have fun. We had quiz’s, dress up (or down) Fridays, games competitions and music weeks.  These sessions proved very key to helping young people cope, especially in those early difficult months. We all also provided one to one help and support to parents.

Every year JusB runs a summer programme. This year we felt it was even more needed. Each weekday during the months of July and August we are running activities in local parks and open spaces, in small groups and all at a social distance of course.  During these sessions there are group conversations were young people, again, can talk about their fears and anxieties. When I visit a session last week they were learning meditation techniques. These sessions are very needed in providing an outlet for young people and their families.  The sessions can be very challenging to run especially with the British weather but the youth work team, as they have been throughout the pandemic, have been creative and positive in ensuring that young people’s needs are meet. The weekly timetable is posted on this site every Monday morning.

As an organisation we still need to ensure that the business continues to operate on a day to day basis and we try to ensure our future. The admin team have worked hard to ensure that this still happens and as a management team with trustees we still continue to meet (though connecting to Zoom can be temperamental) on a regular basis.

As we move forward we will be moving back into the building soon ( we hope) but again like everything we have done  we will strive to ensure that our staff and young people are safe and that we follow all government guidelines.

Ned McWhirter

Project Manager

 ned@jusb.co.uk

August 2020

Term time activities

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Summer time activities

Sun

Week 8

w/c  24 August

Time

12 noon -

4 pm

Summer Programme... socially distanced...of course !!
Tuesday
Summer in the Park

CHILLING OUT

CHINBROOK MEADOWS

Meeting young people in the park.

Advertising JusB

 

Socialising, debates,

Swing park and table tennis

 

Listening to music.

Monday

Stepping Up Club

Years 6 & 7

Shaftesbury Park

Run outs

Team games

Eat out to help out

 

Listening to music

Tuesday

BECKENHAM PLACE PARK

Walking and jogging

Listening to music

CHURCH HOUSE GARDENS

Group Discussions and next step planning

Circle games

 

Feedback

 

Listening to music

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

ST MARY'S CHURCH GARDENS

FUN DAY 

BBQ

Sports 

Henna, Face Painting,

Music competitions and Karaoke

 All activities must be pre-booked and are weather dependent

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: 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

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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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 virtual youth club, we are still here to help you.

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

windows look

more appealing

and welcoming

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

Summer programme... week 1
Heading 6
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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Charity preview of
Wind in the Willows

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Bromley Little Theatre

North Street

Bromley  BR1 1SB

This event is now postponed as the theatre have had to cancel all productions for the time being due to 

Covid19.

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. 

FFT sponsorship

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

Golf Day
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 ...

Good news!

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.

Easy Fundraising

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
Co-op's charities 
of the year in 2019
Many thanks for the £5,250.23
received from the Co-op community fund. 

Young people's experience

in digital learning

read our blog 

 

 

Listen to a music track  written by one of our young people, Levi, about sexting

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.
      Tranquil Room

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.

​​Call us:

0208 464 2722

​Find us: 

51 College Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3PU  

Charity Number:

1099401