Founded in 2016, the Corfe Mullen Youth Trust is a registered charity.
The aim of the Trust is to continue the work of the former Youth & Community Centre and provide the young people of Corfe Mullen and surrounding areas a place to meet on a number of evenings a week, with their friends in a location where they are safe and they feel able to discuss any concerns/issues they may have with a qualified Youth Worker or Assistant Youth Worker.
Fun activities are arranged on most evenings based around:
- being healthy
- staying safe
- learning new skills and having their achievements recognised
- making a positive contribution
- enjoying economic and social well being.
- cooking evenings
- sampling new foods - maybe from a different culture, like Curry Evenings
- taste a new fruit evening
- outdoor games
- Mexican night.
The new Youth Trust also hopes to arrange activities away from Corfe Mullen during school breaks and weekends. Under the previous County Council funded Youth & Community Centre, activities had included a Tall ships expedition, a trip to a Romanian Orphanage, trips to Alton Towers, surfing in Cornwall, visiting skate parks in other areas. There is also an annual programme running the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Run by qualified Youth Workers, the service will be located in the building within the Lockyer’s School carpark, which is being updated and transferred from the County Council to Lockyer’s School.