The councillor for youth affairs, Zebenzui Chinea Linares, published the figures for the municipal youth centre in 2017, noting over 11 thousand visits to the centre, “a clear indication that the borough’s young people see the place as their centre and somewhere they can use for services and activities”, he said.
Of the 11,000, 40% of the users were girls and young women, 60% were boys and young men, with the 14-16 year olds representing the largest age group using the centre.
There are a range of programmes and activities on offer, designed to engage and encourage the borough’s younger residents, from those that are directed at secondary school students and their studies to programmes for after-school hobbies –music, literature, cinema, games, gastronomy walks, excursions, and lots more.
There is a specific range of activities for the 12-15 year olds with workshops and chats designed to improve social harmony, educational opportunities and personal development.
Working within European initiatives the centre also offers a “Garantia Juvenil” which works with a programme aimed at easing access into the labour market offering young people courses and training to improve their employment opportunities when they have finished formal schooling or are currently unemployed.
In parallel, the Adeje department of youth works with private entities offering a series of activities such as, in 2017, a robotics workshop, bodyboarding, youth exchanges, etc.
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