Thursday 27th February 2014
The free event, held at The Point, in Woolwich New Road (facing General Gordon Square), on Thursday 6 March is aimed at 16 to 19 year-olds and will operate on a drop-in basis, with young people encouraged to call in at any time between 3 and 7pm.
The open day event takes place during National Apprenticeships Week, and so there will be displays and advice on apprenticeships for young people.
A series of workshops will take place throughout the afternoon of which will give young people a chance to get specialist advice and support in job-searching, and find out about training and apprenticeship opportunities. There will also be a chance to find out more about the counselling, programmes and sexual health support offered at The Point.
The event has been planned and coordinated by The Point Volunteers, a group of young people who use the centre regularly. They include Dayle Clark, aged 19 from Plumstead, who said, “Going to The Point was a positive experience for me. I felt I was listened to around my personal issues and was given advice and support that has helped me make positive changes to my life.
She added, “This experience has led me to become a volunteer at The Point where I can help to make a difference to other young people’s lives, and I hope to use this experience to become a youth worker in the future.”
Cllr Jackie Smith, the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said, “Young people can face many challenges, whether it’s finding the right course, or knowing where to turn to if you’re worried about a friend’s drug dependency. The great strength of The Point is that it offers young people a safe, confidential space where young people can get all that advice, and more.”
The Point is open from 9am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays, at 47 Woolwich New Road, Woolwich SE18 6EW. Drop in or call to make an appointment to see an adviser.
For more information call 020 8921 8224 or visit: www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/thepoint