Weekly Youth Clubs and Drop ins for Children and Young people provide a ''place'' out of the cold and off the street corners, ACES uses these sessions to introduce different aspects like re-use -re-cycle, sports, Arts & Crafts music and games consoles, with a free healthy tuck shop every month ages are school age - 12 and 13 - 15 drop in . numbers vary but usually 65 + and 25 for drop in .
ACES have their own peer mentors who volunteer at the various clubs to support our adult volunteers and staff their input is invaluable and the kids look up to these young mentors In 2015 our current peer mentors won a Civic Pride Award from The Provost Of North Ayrshire Council. this award was voted for by the public
Youth Club and Drop in
'' I used to visit the youth club when i was much younger, I enjoyed it so much I asked to help, I love being a part of ACES projects and I have gained a lot of confidence and skills, we get to do some incredible things and the committee always ask for our opinion which is good....''
'' Kori-lee Dickie Young Citizen of the Year ''
The Youth club is run every wednesday 6 till 8pm for school age till 12 yrs games consoles, sports, arts and crafts as well as games and projects are the items that keep the kids interested and off the streets, a free healthly tuck shop operates each month to encourage children to eat fruit and drink water. Drop in is for 13yers upward each thursday this is more of a laid back club to ensure young people are safe and out of harm's way. the young people can use our wi fi lap tops pool table and football table as well as have a light snack just the thing to keep out the cold.
ACES are proud of our own PEER MENTORS these are local Young people who volunteer at the various projects, engaging with children. Last year our peer mentors won the provost civic pride award for Young Citizens of the Year for their continued work in the community