‘TX is an award winning youth charity and social enterprise, helping transform the lives of young people in the North East through extreme sports.’
Our Extreme Youth Club provides a safe and adrenaline-filled space for Aberdeen’s teenagers to socialise and learn new skills. To make sure we can continue to offer this service free of charge, we’re asking for your help to raise £5,000 to run the project for another year. £5,000 will fund activities for 15 young people on a weekly basis, for an entire year! The kids have already raised £400 themselves in an ‘Extremeness Fair’ coffee morning.
Our Extreme Youth Club supports local youngsters weekly by offering 3 key elements that make a huge difference to their lives:
A PLACE where they feel welcome, safe and connected to, while offering a dynamic environment for young people to play, develop and achieve. Not only is the centre recognised for its unique blend of extreme and urban sports, it acts as a fantastic place to deliver educational, employability, health & wellbeing and sports programmes that enable young people to make positive life transitions.
PEOPLE – Passionate and dedicated youth workers and sports coaches. Whilst our programmes are well designed and attractive to young people, the single biggest factor in our success is our people and our person centred approach that enables young people to play, develop and achieve.
PURPOSE – To achieve ongoing investment Transition Extreme believe investing in people rather than providing a service, through creating opportunities for training and employability; and enabling social and emotional support.
The club aims to achieve the following outcomes:
1. More participants achieve positive life outcomes
2. Participants increase their aspirations
3. Participants have improved health
4. Young people take up further learning, training and personal development opportunities
5. Participants have positive impact on their community
6. Participants improve their social network
7. Increase access to high quality sports/physical activity programme for young people who would not normally have access, or who are considered to be vulnerable or at risk offending
8. Anti-social behaviour amongst target groups/area is reduced
9. Participants build confidence and self-esteem
In order to continue offering all these programmes, Transition Extreme are looking for some much needed financial support. The money raised will go directly into our Youth Club project, this will help support youngsters in accessing some much needed support and training. it will help us purchase classroom materials, sports equipment, additional activities such as trips to experience hillwalking, Gorge walking and outdoor climbing, being out of the city is key to the young people's development as it’s something many have never experienced!
11 Years ago in April 2007, Transition Extreme opened its doors to the public. A brand new sports facility, with a climbing wall, skatepark, a café and much more. Behind walls and above the ramps there is a dedicated team who are not only passionate about their sports, but also about their community. Since then over a million people have passed through the doors of our extreme sports centre at Aberdeen Links to enjoy rock climbing, skateboarding, in-line skating and bmxing, But first and foremost it was created as a social enterprise and a charity to help your local young people and children.
We continue to provide a wide range of innovative sports, creative arts, diversionary, employability, educational and enterprise activities. Every penny of profit (from the range of activities we offer from extreme sports to meeting room facilities, a cafe and corporate team building), sponsorship and donations goes towards our social aims of assisting young people to make positive life transitions.
As with those first customers in 2007, Transition Extreme’s youth development and outreach programmes continue to grow and adapt to suit the needs of our young people!