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August
2009
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Get creative, get active and get involved with summer youth activities

Young people across Hackney will be within easy reach of activities throughout the summer, as the Council steps up its commitment to making Hackney a good place to grow up.

Hackney’s Youth Summer Activities programme provides details of the many offerings available for young people to live, learn, participate, play, relax and enjoy in the borough this summer.

It’s part of a £3.7m commitment over the next two years for positive activities for young people, including arts, sports and outdoors; schemes for those interested in youth enterprise, leadership and social action; and school holiday activities.

The programme includes six-weeks of hip-hop dance, music and art at Hoxton Hall; football at Kingsmead Community Sports Club; a parks tennis tournament; youth clubs; and Access to Sports, which specifically targets groups of 8-19-year-olds.

A free photography workshop for those aged between 13 and 25 also takes place at the Blue Hut, Provost Street, every Tuesday between 3.30pm and 9pm.

Cllr Rita Krishna, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “Hackney has among the highest numbers of young residents in London, and they are our greatest asset. Our young people have fantastic talent and resourcefulness and we are committed to providing top quality services for them.”

Hackney Youth Service has also launched a brand new website this summer. Young Hackney has been created exclusively for young people, by young people. It s a place to post your own articles, make music and find out what’s going on in the borough.

To give us your views about the new website and be in with a chance to win an iPod Nano or a scholarship in media or music production at Point Blank Studios, visit www.younghackney.org and enter an easy competition.

For more information about summer activities for young people in Hackney visit the Council’s website: www.hackney.gov.uk/summer-activities