The CUBE Youth Project
The CUBE Youth Project provides a safe meeting place at their Youth and Community Centre, located where the old bowls pavilion on Symington's Rec used to stand. CT4youth@theCUBE meets fortnightly on a Sunday evening from 7 - 8:30 pm, for more information contact Adi White on 07484 879043. They also meet regularly with young people at Robert Smyth School on Wednesday lunchtimes.
The work of the CUBE is funded by a variety of indivduals, churches, the Market Harborough and Bowdens Charity, and business people. Continuing prayer is needed for both finance and volunteer helpers. A 'Friends of the CUBE' initiative has been launched to encourage continuing donations.
The CUBE is currently looking to recruit a full time Youth Work Officer, for more information please see Youth Work Officer in Market Harborough
For more information on the work of the CUBE, please visit our website thecubeyouth.org.uk.
Read the latest prayer letter:
We have thought about the expectations of young people and how those expectations often led parents and friends into debt so that there wouldn't be a disappointment when the expectations were not met.
There are a lot of advertisements for an answer to the debt problem. Namely gambling to make the money that is needed. Join this bingo club the adverts says. Be part of a social club. Have fun. Only £10 with a free £10 to play with.
Online gambling is growing and not just with adults but with young people also. Youngsters as young as 12 will participate in a gambling activity. A report by the Gambling Commission states that the most prevalent forms of gambling are fruit machines and Lottery scratch cards. Some youngsters able to access their parents accounts. Parents buying their teenagers scratch cards. It appears from the research that boys are more likely to gamble. There are opportunities to gamble on social media. These may not require money and offer no cash prizes but it appears to be a way into gambling.
The advertisements have a line at the end that says when the fun stops, stop playing.
We should be concerned as gambling addiction can happen to anyone and affect families and marriages.
Let us pray for our young people and their perceived ideas that happiness must be accompanied by having money and possessions. Lord help parents and friends of our young people to make wise decisions as to how they carry out their lives so that our young people are given good examples to follow.
Prayer is central to our work at The CUBE and we meet regularly to pray. Our fortnightly prayer sessions are a way of bringing people together to encourage and facilitate prayer for the work that we do (or would like to start doing).
Our prayer times are a chance to catch up with what’s happening and to pray for the specific needs and activities of the organisation.
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday afternoons from 1pm to 2pm at The Cube, Symington’s Rec. Bring a sandwich and we will provide drinks.
Our vision is to see the young people of Market Harborough thrive in their communities. We are looking for more volunteers to join our team to support this vision. Could this be you?
- Volunteer youth work roles - We have a range of CUBE youth projects that you can get involved in; including evening drop-ins, rock on the rec planning sessions, girl’s group, GodCUBE, and schools work.
- Admin & maintenance roles - want to support us but not deliver youth work? There are plenty of areas where you can help out - it could be anything from gardening to website development.