*** COVID-19 UPDATE: OUR REGULAR ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
...BUT WE ARE STILL OPEN FOR 1-2-1 SUPPORT AND ONLINE ACTIVITIES. CALL US IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO ***
OPEN AGE AND WESTMINSTER EDUCATION CENTRE REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Based on the corner of Third Avenue and Droop Street, The Avenues has been one of London's leading youth centres for over 40 years. We provide a safe space for children and young people aged 8 to 18 to play and socialise, develop friendships, acquire new skills, and receive advice, support and encouragement from our team of trained youth workers.
We open our doors after school, in the evenings, on Saturdays and throughout school holidays. All activities are free to access. Our purpose-built facility includes a sports hall, music studio, radio broadcasting suite, training kitchen, dance studio, classroom and art & design studio.
Our aim is to support and motivate local children and young people to broaden their horizons, and become healthy, confident young adults, motivated and equipped with the skills to lead positive, creative and fulfilled lives.
Avenues 40th Anniversary Fundraising appeal aims to raise £400,000 to make investments in our future including adaptations and improvements to our building so we can rent out our dance studio, recording studios and professional kitchen during the daytime when the kids are at school. The additional rental return will enable greater financial resilience and independence. Find out more about the Appeal - download the leaflet.
During the years 1999 – 2002, the Avenues’ Management Committee raised over £2m to build a purpose built youth centre which replaced the single storey breeze block building opened in 1979. We now operate out of a 2 storey building. A large part of the ground floor underwent a major refurbishment in 2017, the Fundraising Appeal will enable us to continue the improvements through the rest of the building, ensuring first class amenity for all our centre users and hirers. www.avenues.org.uk/donate
THE AVENUES WANTS YOU TO VOLUNTEER, JOIN A GROUP OR DONATE
JOIN IN WITH ONE OF OUR GROUPS
For more information about our groups and how you can join in click on the images below. you can also visit our What's On page for our full timetable for term time and school holidays.
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