Tees Youth, Our Youth is a free youth-led community action group ran by Sarah Crutwell offering a monthly safe space for people aged 15-25 to talk openly about the issues that matter to them, process artistically, create, share and promote positive change.

It’s core values are:

  • Empowerment – All decisions are made and voted for by its members. For example; group rules, structure, content, ethos, promotional materials and aims are all generated by group members. Encouraging decision making, autonomy and choice.
  • Empathy- Sharing perspective and experiences within discussion sessions, listening and showing kindness/support to others.
  • Creativity and self expression- Freedom to explore in new creative mediums ie writing, collage, painting, stitch work, performance and more. As well as practise and hone skills in own preferred mediums.
  • Engagement in community issues and activism – engaging with our community and responding to its needs.

The group meets on the second Thursday of every month at ARC. If you would like to attend please email [email protected] – places are limited!