Term Time: Drop-Ins, Youth Groups & Event nights Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
(Visit What We Do )
Fire Pit evenings
Box Project Online Cooking in Autumn/Winter
Chat, Crafts & Cake: Mondays, Chale
Harbour Church, Portsmouth
Vibe/ Catalyst YFC
Year 9+ activities
Corf Camp 9th May weekend
Shorwell Midsummer Fair 24th June, Wolverton Manor
Lakes Residential Trip August 2023
Our aim is to give 'Hope and Focus' for the youth and families of South Wight. This encapsulates what we do and are as SWAY. We are passionate about getting young people together, giving them opportunities to grow, work, play and fulfil their potential.
We believe young peoples’ lives can be transformed regardless of their background or circumstances. Our desire is to meet young people where they are, accept them as they are, and to provide events and groups that will build up self-confidence, improve self-worth and empower them to discover their own potential.
Lake District Residential Trip to Keswick
7th - 11th August 2022
A record number of 29 young people and 6 adults had a great time in the Lakes with outdoor activities and challenges including potholing and mountain climbing. The Awards evening was a great success.
Enjoy the video of the trip:
Round the Island Race:
Three Men in an 'Folk' Boat
Fundraising for the South Wight Community Hub
Mike Rummel, Charles Egerton-Warburton and John Roberson (aka Rummeliser, Charlie and Robo), are sailing Astraea in the Round the Island Race on July 1st, 2023. . They have chosen SWAY's Charity Community Hub as a way to give back to the local community. Follow their adventure here.
Visit the JustGiving page to read more and help by making a donation.
Cook Along Online with family & friends gain handy cooking tips from each other from mashing tomatoes and avocado to dicing onions without crying!
Summer 2022 Activities
Princes Trust Games Evening
SWAY Garden Party - Sunday 21st August 2022
at Bevois Farm, Niton
The fundraising afternoon raised an amazing £533.10 for South Wight Area Youth (SWAY). We all enjoyed the view and the refreshments!
Thanks to Cllr Claire Critchison hosting the wonderful event and all the team of helpers.
Royal Visit to SWAY to see plans for a South Wight Community Hub:
a vision for the local young people and families. SWAY has plans to provide a place in the heart of the South Wight area. To find out more click here. We will require funds to meet this need . Our Just Giving target is £70,000 which is the shortfall of total costs of £300,000. The Countess of Wessex, Sophie, visited SWAY to look at these exciting plans and will revisit to open the new Hub. To see more photos of her visit visit: Isle of Wight Lieutenancy webpage by clicking here.
To support this exciting project visit:
The Winning Royal Geocaching Team:
The Colman Family receiving the first prize of a Royal Afternoon Tea for 4 at the Royal Hotel, Ventnor.
'Wow thanks!! Kids were so chuffed....it was good fun....a bit hilly at times but the kids loved it....nice to explore different areas as a family over the bank holiday.'
Arreton Downs Wildlife Walk
A guided walk given by Kathy Grogan, Nature Works.
Despite the earlier rain we saw lots of invertebrates from Chalky Blue Butterflies, grasshoppers, ladybirds and hoverflies to slugs.
36 young people applied team work and strategies to win the flags.
Disc Golf for Rock Solid, ROOTs & Attitude Youth Groups: lots of laughs and searching for discs!
Welcome home to 'Seahorse' after Sailing Fundraiser for SWAY
South Wight Area Youth Partnership (SWAY) welcomes back Susannah Seely and Didi Nicholson after sailing for 2 months in their 26ft Contessa, Seahorse, 2000 miles around Great Britain raising over £6,000 so far towards SWAY. ’
You can visit their blog www.Seahorse184.com and donate via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/seahorse-184.
SWAY Feedback Questionnaire
It would be amazing if you could take 3 minutes to complete the online SWAY Questionnaire to feedback your experiences with SWAY. All feedback can be given anonymously.
We will be able to use your feedback to build on SWAY's work. Your answers will also provide invaluable evidence to support SWAY's funding applications in the coming year.
Please click on the link below.
Thank you for your time: your feedback is important to us.
Corf Camp Activity Day of kayaking, plank challenges and raft building team events. BBQ in the sunshine to finish.
Easter activities on the water at Corf Camp
Geocaching Challenge 2021
Box Project Cooking Together on Zoom:
The winner of the best photo of a Healthy Korma was awarded to Ed: Congratulations.
Box Project Cooking & Crafts fun on-line
Box Project door step delivery of materials or ingredients ready for the online family activity.
Great tasting food with SWAY's
Box Project Friday Night Zoom Cook Together.
SWAY cooked Mexican Enchiladas (Chicken and Veggie options) with 10 families cooking along online.
Fire Pit Evenings
The winning geocache team 2020:
Max, Caleb and Eleanor
at Limerstone Down.
Hike at Home Challenge
The Young People and Friends of SWAY climbed England's tallest mountain from home.
A massive THANK YOU for raising £3482 for SWAY and Isle of Wight Foodbank.
IMPORTANT UPDATE – about our online youth work and link for our new Online Contact Permission Form is available on our Events Page
Hi everyone, some of our activities take place online.
Please follow us on social media, Facebook and Instagram (Southwightyouth). Send us a message or email us on email@example.com
Parents – We want to know if you’re happy for us to contact your children through messaging, online video calls and social media. If so, please could you complete the SWAY Contact Permission Form, click on the Video image button below.