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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who is YAC for?

    Youth Art Connnect is for young people aged 11 to 17 and our over 18 club is 18 – 30, Arty or not!

    We have all sorts of young people attend our sessions. Shy Arty kids, loud confident fashion-focused kids. Young people with mental health struggles, social struggles and neurodiverse, ASD friendly and LGBTQ+ Friendly. We welcome everyone.

    Where is YAC held?

    Youth Art Connect is held in C-Space, Newquay. We do sometimes host pop up events in other venues and on beaches/public spaces so please always check the event information or facebook before setting off. One day we hope to have our very own space, but for now we are happy to share.

    When is the next session?

    Our Newquay sessions tend to be the last Saturday of every month and our St Merryn session is the first Thursday of every month but the best place to check is our Facebook page.

    Who looks after my child?

    We always have at least 3 or 4 volunteers per session. Our Volunteers are all DBS checked and safeguard trained. Siobhan and Marie are also first aiders and mental health first aid trained.

    Do I need to stay with my child during the session?

    No, unless you want to. We have enough Volunteers to watch over all 20 young people in a session. There is also an on site cafe if you want to stay close but give your child some space.

    How much is a session?

    Each group costs us £350 to run. That’s a lot of money.

    If we charged each person attending to cover all those costs, that would be around £8.75 per person. In today’s terms that itself isn’t much but we know that sum would not be affordable for many families; which is why we ask for a minimum of £1.50.

    Do I need to bring anything with me?

    No, unless you want to. We provide all art materials you could possibly need and drinks and snacks.

    We advise not wearing your coolest, whitest outfit and things can get messy sometimes.

    How we help schools and organisations

    We are regularly asked if we can help with school pupils who are struggling with school refusal, may be neurodivergent or are not able to engage with school. We have recieved excellent feedback from targeted groups regarding students who are unable to access school for various reasons.

    We have also worked with Young People at risk of antisocial behaviour and students with physical and neurodevelopmental disabilities with fabulous outcomes.

    We have been very successful in engaging the incredibly shy and withdrawn young people to build their self esteem, confidence and to be able to express themselves.

    We have previously worked with Action 4 Children, Cornwall Accessible Activity Program, Cornwall Pride and Blystra Arts.

    If you are interested in what we do and would like to access our services please contact us using the form to the right.

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