Drench Youth Cafes are designed with young people in mind and are a simple model that churches can use to connect with young people from their local community. They offer young people a safe “third space” to drop in to and hang out with their friends.
A key goal of the Youth Cafes, is to encourage participation of young people. Offering responsibility to young people at the Cafe will increase their confidence, ability and level of commitment. Ultimately, this will enable young people to impact their own generation and make a positive contribution to their own communities.
Drench Youth Cafes offer simple activities for young people, from xbox/playstation games to sporty games in a hall or outside area, arts and crafts activities, pool or table tennis tournaments, or games such as Irish snap, Jungle Speed, Dobble or Uno. There is usually a tuck shop available too.
These Cafes are aimed at school years 7-11/13, are free entry (there are small charges for tuck shop items) and are open to all young people, no matter their religion.
The Cafes are run by members of the church team, all of whom have completed DBS checks and relevant training.