Blooming Youth Collective

About Us

Blooming Youth Collective are a peer-led young peoples group focused on community, wellbeing, diversity and friendship.

We are aged between 16-24 and host sessions every Monday and occasional Saturdays.

These sessions are about learning new skills and having opportunities to grow relationships.

Our Ethos

We have four main objectives:

  • To give young people the opportunity to grow their skills 
  • To give young people an inclusive community platform based around their interests 
  • To signpost services addressing mental health, grief, loss and to increase social and emotional resilience  
  • To engage and participate young people from a range of backgrounds, focusing on accessibility and inclusion

How It Works

The purpose of this project is to find out what group members want to learn and to give them the opportunity to grow in these areas. 

The project will focus on being young-person led, with the direction and ideas stemming from what they want to see in the space. 

Ideas could develop through:

  • talks from local activist groups and influencers/young leaders 
  • discussions about social issues 
  • learning practical skills or economic life skills
  • fun games and events
  • supporting each other and finding out where to get help

More Info

The Blooming Youth Collective was created by Tees Valley Arts with support from the #iWill fund to encourage social action within groups of young people. We aim to give young people a safe space to learn and grow from one another and provide them with the resources to further lead the discussions outward to wider communities. Above all, we believe input from the community of young people is invaluable and incorporation of this to be most important.

Social isolation from Covid-19 has shown to have greatly impacted young people especially, a large majority of them normally relying on community, friendships and daily communication for their wellbeing. This support has been forced to stop and many have struggled with social isolation and loneliness. At Blooming Youth Collective, we hope that by focusing on giving young people the opportunities to find meaning through community, creativity and fulfilment, that the overall health and wellbeing of those involved improves.

Past Events

Past workshops include: Bookbinding, Herb Garden Creation, Macrame, Crochet, Ukelele, Tie-Dye, Dungeons and Dragons, BSL, Badge Making, Bob Ross Painting, Lino Printing, Clothing Swaps, Seed Bombs, Spooky Movie, Costume Making, Murder Mystery and Climate Change Protest Signs.

Past fieldtrips have been to: Sunderland Winter Gardens, The Auxillary and The Baltic

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2 days ago

Blooming Youth Collective
🎨Have you loved the idea of lino printing for a while? But never had the resources or place to do it? Well well well 😏😏😏🛷This Monday coming, Blooming Youth Collective, led by millie will be having a FREE festive lino printing session available to everyone aged 16-24!🧚☃️You can make cards, prints, posters, of anything you want (Doesn't need to be festive)! We're talking krampus, yetis, rabid snowmen, sexy santa, anything your heart desires!🎄Monday 6th 10am-3pm, upstairs in The Redcar Palace (pop us a message and we'll make sure someone's there to bring you up to the workshop room!)🎆🎉See y'all soon🎊 ... See MoreSee Less
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🌿We still have spaces to join 'Blooming Youth Collective' on our FREE trip to Whitby Youth Hostel with the North York Moors team.🌿
🍂All food, activities and transport is provided.🍂
🌠Includes a FREE trip to Whitby Abbey.🌠