BAYCBay Area Youth Centers (Hayward, CA)
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START: BAYC, 581 Pershore Road, B29 7EL DURATION: 40 minutes 1.
Young people are involved in shaping the direction of BAYC work in four ways: governance, youth-led research, feedback and consultation and regular involvement of young people in all areas of work.
BAYC's principle development officer, Les Hemus, who has worked for the charity for more than 22 years, said: 'BAYC is growing and we have been looking for a new headquarters for some time.
BAYC still has around 180 youth clubs, which include well known names such as The Stonehouse Gang, Turves Green Focus, Shenley Fields Youth Club and St Lawrence in Northfield.
Established in 1898 by Dame Elizabeth Cadbury as the Birmingham Union of Girls' Clubs, last year the BAYC celebrated its centenary with a host of special events.
Details are available by phoning bayc on 0845 241 0923.
Richard Hockney, of the Rathbone Society, said: "We want to introduce our neighbours to the work of BAYC and Rathbone in helping marginalised young people who, despite disabilities or disadvantages, can give something of worth and beauty back to their community."
It will be held at the bayc, in Hilda Simister House, Pershore Road, on Monday March 5, from 6pm to 8pm.
BAYC bought the property after being left a legacy by one of its most committed supporters Hilda Simister, who the new home is named after.
Edgbaston-based BAYC needs cash to support a building appeal for its Hilda Simister House centre.
Money raised on the day goes to the Edgbaston-based bayc youth work charity's building appeal for its Hilda Simister House centre.
Cash for work on the new base, which was once home to the Masonic group, the Ancient Order of Foresters, is being raised entirely by BAYC itself.