Cafe at heart of a new activity programme

MP Stephen Gethins presented certificates to young people who took part in this summer's programme
MP Stephen Gethins presented certificates to young people who took part in this summer's programme

A new programme aimed at steering young people towards a brighter future begins at Cupar Youth Cafe on September 14.

The initiative, called The 16+ Activity Agreement, is open to 16 year-olds and older who are not in employment, education or training.

Running until December, the programme will cover areas such team-building and personal development, and will offer short courses in food hygiene, nutrition and fitness.

It’s the second programme of its kind to be run at the cafe, the first having been delivered this summer.

“We worked with five young people with a focus on getting ready for moving on to college or further training,” explained cafe co-ordinator Gemma Frail.

“The programme included activities such as using public transport effectively, preparing for college and knowing where to go.

“It was also an opportunity for the group to work as a team, delivering a “Come Dine With Me” three-course meal to some of the staff.”

With the new term, the Youth Café also has a full programme of activities, including the Music Space Project on a Tuesday from 6-8pm and an S1-S3 Girls Drop In on a Tuesday from 4-6pm.

There is also a new LGBT group which runs on Thursdays from 4-6pm.

For more info call 01334 650298 or email cuparyouthcafe@hotmail.co.uk; visit www.cuparyouthcafe.org.uk or see Facebook.