On Saturday May 20 the Rodney Youth centre hosted its first community event for youth in the form of a scavenger hunt throughout the town of Rodney. The hunt started at the Rodney Library with three teams totalling 12 young people using their smart phones to record the items on their list. The list included talking to someone over 85 years old, finding a motorcycle, a convertible, a Victorian house, the locations of two former banks, an alien, finding a young child to sing Mary Had a Little Lamb, find a politician (oops, none were found), make a video about being in an earthquake, and several other challenges. Everyone agreed that it was a great time for all. After the hunt, the participants gathered at the Recreation centre for pizza, pop, and healthier snacks while the scores were totaled. On hand were five adult supervisors, including Greg Simpson, the organizer of the event.
The board members and friends of the Rodney Youth centre have been searching for a location for a home base for youth to hang out; a place of safety to play video games, do homework, socialize with and make new friends, to get tutoring, or engage in activities that draw them downtown Rodney. While they haven't been successful on this task, the hunt for a location and for funding and donations continues. Greg believes that is absolutely necessary that young people have a place to go in their community, and important enough to be supported by the residents of Rodney.
Hey West Elgin youth! We need YOUR help! The Rodney Youth Centre is looking for passionate and ethusiastic youth to represent the Centre within their school and their community. The position of a Youth Ambassador will require you to represent our Youth Advisory Council and build better relations, to engage and connect with your peers, other youth, and the community. If this is of interest to you, please call or text Greg Simpson at 519 619 7680 or send an email to email@example.com
Well, now there is! On thursday evenings, drop by the Recreation Centre to play sports and games and hang out with your friends. We'll make sure there are snacks to nibble on and things to do.
Pull up a comfy chair, share a couch, chat, read or just hang.
Play Pool, Ping pong, Table soccer, cards, board games. There's no need to be bored!
If you need a quiet space to work, or have some questions to ask, we can help.
Home-baked muffins and other goodies, warm and cold drinks. No one goes hungry around here!
April 27th, 2017 @ 10:00 Our next official board meeting will be at 10:00 on Thursday, April 27th in the basement of Calvary United Church. This meeting is open to anyone who is interested in serving, helping, volunteering, or just interested to learn more abut the Youth Centre.
On February 7th 2017, Sean Irvine of CTV was out to Rodney and interviewed Greg Simpson about the Youth Centre's proposal to use the Town Hall building. A few youth at WESS got interviewed too, to get their feedback. You can catch the interview on their website: CTV News London
The St. Thomas Times Journal is talking about us! Rodney Youth Centre eyeing downtown storefront instead of Old Town Hall
The organization and running of the Youth Centre will be handled by the Youth Council as much as possible. We are looking for 11 committed young people aged 12-18 to make up this council. Your role will be to connect with your peers and other youth in the area to make sure the centre is living up to their needs. You will meet regularly yourselves, and will select a 2 members to sit on the Board of Directors. Please call or text Greg Simpson at 519 619 7680 if you are interested, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to know more about the Rodney Youth Centre? Do you want to volunteer? Do you want to Donate? Call us now!
519 619 7680