Directory Category: Youth Groups

Youth Groups

This is what it’s all about – activities that offer challenge, excitement and adventure and the knowledge you pick up along the way through structured lectures and first-hand experience.
Don’t worry about being thrown in at the deep end. You’ll join your local squadron as a trial, when you get to know the other cadets and start basic training. You then get gradually introduced to activities as you progress, so you can make the most of every opportunity that comes your way.
It’s important to know that we’re not a recruiting organisation for the Services (but it’s great if you decide you want to join later on). We’re not interested in anything but you and your potential, and will help you get the most from your experience as a cadet.
Worried about fitting in? Equality is a central part of the Air Cadets’ ethic. The cadet experience is open to everyone, so whatever your nationality, background or ability, whether you’re male or female, if you’re between 13, or aged 12 if you’re already in year 8 or equivalent at school, and 17 years old you can join us.
For families on lower incomes, there is provision for the Committee to consider subsiding cost of special activities.
Whats in it for you?
Aside from flying, sports, target shooting, adventure training and great fun? You’ll soon find that being an air cadet is its own reward – you constantly see the benefits of your own efforts, building on your achievements and earning BTECs and DoE Awards. You’ll be expected to take part in as many of the activities we run as possible, but with what’s on offer you won’t need much persuading!
We have high standards to maintain as we are a ‘military’ youth organisation and you’ll naturally take pride in your uniform (we supply that) and appearance. You’ll be well mannered and self-disciplined. You’ll be joining an organisation of which you’ll be very proud.

01702 530559

Uniformed Voluntary Youth Organisation (Aviation Orientated Cadets)

01702 530559

AMIGOS offers mentoring to young people in Southend who are looked after children or are known to the youth offending service. Our aim is to offer support and practical advice to this client group with a particular emphasis on education training and emplo

01702 534300
01702 534301
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Aspirations is run by trustees, we give grants of up to £500 for a group or individual between the agers of 13 to 19 or up to 25 with additional needs. The purpose is to help young people to lead better lives, fulfil their potential and achieve their drea

01702 586231

A happy and safe environment where children are given the opportunity to learn through the Early Years Foundation Stage under the guidance and support of fully qualified staff

01268 793331
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Aim to advance Christ’s Kingdom amongst boys and promote the habits of obedience reverence discipline self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness. Provides umbrella support for the 12 local Boys Brigade Groups, including training, l

01702 589378

To work with disadvantaged young people between the ages of 11 and 25 offering advice, support, information and counselling

01268 683431
01268 683431

To enhance the lives of disadvantaged young people 18-21 living in Southend on Sea, by development of their skills through volunteering opportunities in underprivileged communities across the world.

07841 645887

Information on what is to offer in Southend local sports support groups volunteering college courses etc. Validation of bus photocards. Connexions access point for advice guidance and support.

01702 469501

Advice line dealing with everything from career and housing to drugs and pregnancy. Text 07766 413219

08080 013219