Silx Teen Bar is a multi award winning project that for the past 20 years has been providing young people aged 11-25 living in Blyth with recreational, educational projects, activities and positive interventions.
Our team consists of professionally qualified youth workers, an Information, Advice and Guidance worker and volunteers with extensive experience of working with young people. We are open 50 weeks each year and our activities are free.
Teen Bar is open evenings 5 -8pm on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and works with young people aged 11-19.
Silx Employability Project is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 12 -3pm and works with young people aged 16 -25 on issues of employability, training and returning to education, as well as providing support on personal issues that may be a barrier to progression in life.
Detached Project- Our Detached team work in Blyth town centre and the surrounding areas every Wednesday and Friday evenings, giving support to young people who might not access any other youth provision, arranging activities, referring and directing young people to Blyth based youth provision and other agencies for support.
AQA Accredited Centre- Silx has recently become an AQA Accredited Centre which means the young people that attend the Employability Project and Teen Bar sessions can now complete nationally recognised accreditations in CV building, Applying for employment, Health and Safety, Independent Living Skills and many more…..
Additionally, we provide a summer programme that includes out of the area trips, recreational and educational activities as well as sport and involvement in projects and partnership activities.
Registered Charity: 1118360