Tom Brake MP recently visited the OnSide Youth Zone in Croydon, which opened in early September. He was given a tour of the brand new facility and learned more about the great work Youth Zones do for the community.
The MP for Carshalton & Wallington said:
"I first met representatives for OnSide Youth when they visited Westminster, and I was very impressed and proud of the work they do. Getting to visit the new Croydon Zone, which will no doubt have a tremendously positive impact, was a wonderful experience.
"My thanks again for the invitation, and I congratulate them on the opening of this wonderful facility. I encourage those in the community who are between the ages of 9 and 19 to visit the facility and enjoy the incredible opportunities they have to offer. I hope they want to try to create something similar locally too."
OnSide Youth Zones exist to provide an outlet for children and teenagers in deprived areas to engage in a variety of productive activities instead of turning to the streets. They offer sports, cooking, multi-media as well as counselling and a range of other activities. Youth Zones are located all over the country, including the brand new Croydon Zone.
Visit their website at www.onsideyouthzones.org for more information about their work and to find your nearest Youth Zone.