Youth Leader Report - 2015
It has been a very interesting year for the youth group - Youth Is Knocking.
We have had many highs and a few challenges, all have led to a really good starting year.
We have started the year by hitting the ground running. We hit the schools in the local area to promote the group, with the help of the fliers provided by Anne. We didn't get a lot of response from this venture, but it was a great way of promoting for both YIK and Open Door.
Most of our YIK nights have been very fun. On the nights that we do have youth in attendance, we provide a nice meal, fun games and end the night with a peace candle. We did have one really good night up at Sue's house, where we had a potentially questionable barbecue, a lot of laughs, falling off chairs and a good chat.
On the nights we didn't have youth, we took the opportunity to bond as a team and build our skills to better serve our youth.
Our biggest challenge was lack of youth, which we hope to improve, one strategy is to create partnerships with agencies, schools and other youth programs.
Next year will be much bigger than this year, with many events in the pipeline, and hopefully much more youth, laughter and fun.