Following recent Government policy our youth centre building is now closed until further notice. Our staff are currently working from home and our Youth Work team are offering a virtual youth club with online activities to continue to support our young people during these difficult times. We also have links to further online resources and activities - see below.
Please check our JusB Facebook page for regular updates.
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.
A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.
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 all adjust to a new way of working from home, this can throw up some new challenges that we may struggle to overcome, practically, physically and mentally. As we go into our second week of home working we have been adapting our services and looking at how we can continue to operate under difficult circumstances.
Although we have had to close our centre doors for the time being, the youthwork team have been working hard to set up online activities for young people which are being rolled out on Monday 30th March. We have been consulting with young people and parents alike to make them aware of our plans. The vital behind the scenes work in the areas of fundraising and banking will happen as usual and the admin will continue to ensure everything is currently safe and up to date, including our website and ensuring that communications with all our supporters is kept up to date.
I am under no illusion that there will be difficulties to overcome, but I am confident that we can continue to ensure that JusB as an organisation will carry on operating, serving our young people and come out of this much stronger.
Stay safe and keep well during the challenging times we face ahead.
30 March 2020
YOUNG PEOPLES ZOOM SCHEDULE FOR VIRTUAL YOUTH CLUB
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4pm (except Bank holidays)
Join us to have fun, play games and share experiences
Monday 18th May 4pm-5.00pm
Wellbeing: Ice breaker, study updates open discussions
Wednesday 20th May 4pm-5.00pm
New things we have learnt: Learn a new Tick Tock dance
Friday 22nd May 4pm-5.00pm
Friday JusB quiz: Open mic singing, Dress up Friday
Tuesday 26th May 4pm-5.00pm
Wellbeing: Making positive contributions, Study progress
Wednesday 27th May 4pm-5.00pm
Speed talking game, Break out room murder mystery games
Friday 29th May 4pm-5.00pm
Friday JusB quiz: Open mic, Easing of lockdown discussion
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 a recent JusB virtual club!
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
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: email@example.com in the first instance for youth work enquiries.
For all other enquiries please contact Ned, Project Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
What's happened recently in Homework club...
We had fun making healthy salad wraps and all the young people were involved with the preparation of the vegetables, setting the table and finally everyone enjoyed sitting down together and eating the wraps!
We also made some vegetarian Chilli con Carne and tried some Plantain as part of our healthy eating project.... we also made pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.
We have also learnt about hair care sessions during Homework Club.
We had fun making a birthday cake!
What we can offer young people to do at JusB?
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.
Lands End to John O'Groats Deloitte Ride Across Britain
One of our Trustees, Andrew, recently 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 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.
Looking back at what we did in the summer holidays...
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.
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!
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 contribued 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.