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UPCOMING
EVENTS

We host a variety of events that engage and empower young people. 

  • 28 Feb 2024, 16:00 – 17:00
    Ayr, Citadel Quay, S Harbour St, Ayr KA7 1JB, UK
    Empower Autsim is groups set up for neurodiverse young people aged 11-18yrs. It is a clam and friendly space where young people can meet with friends, play pool, air hockey, use our laptops and intercat with like minded people.
  • 29 Feb 2024, 16:00 – 17:00
    Ayr, Citadel Quay, S Harbour St, Ayr KA7 1JB, UK
    Empower Autsim is groups set up for neurodiverse young people aged 11-18yrs. It is a clam and friendly space where young people can meet with friends, play pool, air hockey, use our laptops and intercat with like minded people.
  • 05 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT
    Ayr, Citadel Quay, S Harbour St, Ayr KA7 1JB, UK
    Ayr Ark Crafters! If you are aged 11-18yrs and love crafting then make sure you don't miss out on our exciting craft group! We will be meeting every 2 weeks here at the Ayr Ark. Tickets are FREE! If you have any questions please email amanda@ayrark.co.uk or find us on social media @theayrark
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About
THE ARK
YOUTH DROP IN CENTRE

The Ayr Ark is a charity run youth project situated down by the Citadel in Ayr. We seek to engage with young people through events, outreach and schools work to equip young people with relevant skills and training to empower them to reach for a more positive future.

 

Our goal is to provide a safe alternative to the many peer pressures that young people are faced with. The Ark is open every Friday as a youth drop in centre for 11-18 year olds. This is a safe place for young people to come to where they can have fun with their friends, listen to good music and play games.

We are invested in reaching neurodiverse young people through our Empower Autism group every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. This is aimed at young people who are seeking a quiet and sensory friendly space to interact with like minded people aged 11-18yrs.

Our School Mentoring programme is always expanding and adapting with our involvement in our 5 local secondary schools. We currently mentor 40 young people  and have a waiting list. Our staff are trained to deliver one to one mentoring and Dynamic Award Workshops to help support young people. 

This year we launched our Ayr Ark Crafters. A space for young people to come and have fun with friends while getting creative through crafts.

Please explore our website to find out a bit more about what we do and contact us if you have any questions or queries.

 

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Mentoring

The Ark provides a mentoring programme in partnership with local secondary schools, supporting young people whose personal circumstances are significantly affecting their education, mental health or wellbeing. We are currently mentoring pupils across 5 schools and we have a waiting list. The programme provides one-to-one support tailored to the individual needs of each young person.  Our mentors are staff who work within The Ayr Ark and as such can provide a direct positive influence to the young people from out-with their circle of friends and family, with our mentors not having the pressures of supporting many other pupils unlike their class teachers in the school environment.

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Staff

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Paul
Project leader
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Amanda
Senior project worker
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Jill
project administrator
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rebekah

project worker 

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Laura

Project worker

CONTACT US

ADDRESS

The Ayr Ark,

Citadel Quay,

South Harbour Street,

Ayr,

South Ayrshire,

KA7 1JB

EMAIL

admin@AyrArk.co.uk

TEL

01292 264020

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Office OPENING HOURS

Monday: 9.30am till 5.00pm

Tuesday: 9.30am till 5.30pm 

Wednesday: 9.30am till 5.00pm 

Thursday: 9.30am till 5.00pm 

Friday: 6:30pm till 9.00pm 

Saturday: CLOSED 

Sunday: CLOSED

*Please note there may be times the office is unmanned, please contact us by email admin@ayrark.co.uk if enquiry is urgent

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