Kool Club – Youth Group

 

Our youth group, Kool Club gives enriching weekend activities for young people with learning disabilities—building community, belonging and independence whilst having fun and getting active.

 

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Saturday Youth Club for young people with learning disabilities

Kool Club offers young people with learning disabilities aged 14-25 a chance to make friends, experience the new, take the lead, get involved in community life and most importantly have a great time.

Kool Club runs on alternate Saturdays throughout the year and the seasonal programmes are chosen in advance by group members. Past activities at Kool Club include Zip Wiring at the Eden Project, Skiing and Sno-tubing at Plymouth Ski Slope, community gardening, mountain biking, residential trips, cooking and much more.

New friends and experiences

Kool Club activities take place in a relaxed and supportive community environment. Members can make friends and develop life skills as they prepare for and become an adult.

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Community inclusion

From giving back to the community by tidying up green spaces, to being an active part of it by joining Pride celebrations or running stalls at fairs and markets, Kool Club strives for young people with learning disabilities to feel included, confident and to help the local community to become more inclusive.
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Learning Independence

Young people get the opportunity to learn life skills to help them grow their independence and confidence; from shopping and preparing meals to travel by bus/train/boat & even plane. The social trips away from home with friends are important for the young people we work with, helping both them and their family to believe that they can do it.
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Problem Solving

Whilst Kool Club is a ‘held space’, young people are encouraged to set their own ground rules such as establishing Bullying Ground Rules, and to support each other in staying safe which you can see through an Online Safety video the group created.

Find out more about Kool Club

There is a core group of people who attend Kool Club and it is periodically open to new members with learning disabilities.

We currently have availability for new members and would love to hear from you!

BBC Radio NewsListen back now

Thank you to BBC Radio Devon for the brilliant introduction to Lifework services and volunteering. If you missed it and want to listen back you will find all the links below:

Paddleboarding:
Sarah-Jane (Lifeworks) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09lg9rp 1hr 46min
Maisie & Zoe (SUP) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljvnf 1hr 28min

Volunteering:
Kat Lacy (Lifeworks) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv2y 1hr 26min
Richard Crompton (Trustee) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv8m 1hr 27min
Matt (Young Volunteer) & Helen https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv6h 1hr 26min
Lisa (Mercer Volunteer) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljvfz 1hr 26min
Ken (volunteer)https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv08 1hr 26min

 

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