There is one project in Newcastle, but two locations, sponsored by the Assumption Sisters and our AMA UK Sister program, ALVP. A short description of Kids Kabin is below, and more information can be found on the ALVP website.
Kids Kabin is an alternative education project based in Walker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It offers young people creative and purposeful alternatives to boredom, which can lead to youth disorder. Young people from the ages of 8 - 13 attend Kids Kabin to do woodwork, pottery, painting, fine arts, crafts, cooking, and gardening. It also runs residential trips, day outings, and camping expeditions. Kids Kabin operates on a drop-in basis; young people coming and going as they choose. This project is looking for volunteers who: have an interest in the arts; enjoy working with youth; are enthusiastic about providing healthy alternatives to the disadvantaged; would enjoy joining in the mission of the Assumption Sisters.
Our volunteers live next door to the Sisters and are welcome to join them in Friday morning prayer. Also, volunteers attend two spiritual enrichment gatherings in Kensington with other young adults during the year.
Click below to check out reflections from previous AMA volunteers.
Liz's video reflections below: