IYG has been established over twenty years and has the know how to help young people and community members. It has experienced and qualified youth workers with extensive knowledge in Youth & Community Work. IYG also works with other professionals to provide joint projects/activities to develop a more cohesive community atmosphere. It is registered with WBC Youth Service and works in line with the Youth Work Curriculum.
I.Y.G provides services to young people from the ages of 11 – 19 years. Working with them to develop their social and moral well being through activities programmes as a medium. It gives young people an opportunity to meet in a safe and friendly atmosphere where they can share various views, feelings and skills amongst themselves. Islamic Youth Group also provides support & help to young people with formal education issues and problems.
The Islamic Youth Group works with those who are most disadvantaged and hard to reach communities, enabling them to access the services and help them with their social and welfare issues. It works with all communities ensuring that clients enjoy their rights and entitlements to the maximum. Users are empowered to take more control in decision-making and improve their social and well-being.
It is an organisation for young people that provides Social and Educational activities some of which are; GCSE revision support/help, Football Coaching, Counselling, Mentoring, Martial Arts and Gym training. It also offers programmes during school holidays, such as day trips and residential weekends for specific activities. Single sex sessional activities are offered giving the young women & men an opportunity to fully participate and play an important role in club activities.
Our aim is to provide alternatives to antisocial behaviour, criminal activity and substance misuse for some of the most disadvantaged young people in Wandsworth. We aim to empower and enable young people to participate in decision making and encouraging them to Organise and lead events, thus improving their confidence and social wellbeing.
Youth Club Activities on offer:
There are a variety of sports and activities that we offer. Some of which include the following:
- Table tennis
- Homework Club
- Issue based discussion & Outdoor pursuits
- Arts and crafts
- Silat Martial Arts
- Weight Training
- National and international youth exchanges
- Discussions on issues affecting young people locally and nationally
Activities offered during the school vacation (Half Terms/Easter/Summer/Winter play Scheme) :
The outdoor activities gives young people an opportunity to develop their knowledge, physical skills and helps to improve their personal and social development. It allows for individuals to set and achieve personal goals along with improving Health and Fitness.
The youth Workers Team:
We have a hard working team of youth workers who are dedicated to working with young people and developing their individual skills.
It is one of our aims to encourage the participation of young women in a segregated environment; as a result our staff team consists also of women youth workers. This, we feel, aids development of the young women.
Youth Club Opening Times:
Girl’s opening Times:
Wednesday 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Saturday 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Boy’s opening Times:
Thursday 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Friday 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Saturday 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Sunday 4.00pm – 6.00pm