Youth of the Streets Program Launch
Youth Off The Streets (YOTS) has become the latest organization to partner with the Bulldogs for their youth outreach programme Drop in @ The Doggies, and will join the Club to host youth aged 12-24 at Belmore Sports Ground every Wednesday night from 5-8pm.
The Bulldogs together with YOTS and Barnados youth workers will provide sport activities, educational programs, advice, support and a free meal at times when most other youth programmes have concluded.
Drop in @ The Doggies has been hosting weekly sessions for youth since launching in October last year and the success of the programme resulted in the Bulldogs winning the 2016 Zest award for ‘Exceptional Community Business Partnership’.
“Belmore Sports Ground is an amazing resource in the heart of our community and now through our Drop in @ The Doggies programme it’s providing a place that is easily accessible for youth from our area where they can feel safe and respected,” said Bulldogs CEO Raelene Castle.
“This partnership with Youth Off The Streets means that Belmore Sports Ground will become even more of a hub and a place where our young people know they can come if they need help.
“At this time of year, things are normally pretty quiet around our offices but it gives the place a great energy to see the kids coming in and making the most of what we have to offer.”