Fusion Youth Centre

This flagship town centre youth project in Old Christchurch Lane is run as a partnership between Bournemouth YMCA and Bournemouth Youth Service. It is a non-alcoholic club aimed at young people in the 14 to 19 year age group who, due to a lack of facilities, congregate on the streets of Bournemouth.

This initiative provides a music venue in the basement, a non-alcoholic bar and information area on the ground floor and a training area on the first floor. In addition to providing a safe place to gather, it provides a range of entertaining and engaging activities.

There are opportunities for young people to build relationships with qualified youth workers and to access much needed support and advice at a critical time in their lives. It offers training in areas such as:

  • Life skills
  • ICT
  • Music workshops
  • DJ'ing
  • Duke of Edinburgh awards
  • Arts/performance and much more. 

The project also forms a training ground for volunteers and for potential youth workers and is empowering for young people themselves since they are very much involved in the running of the centre.

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This is a high profile youth provision and in recent years has seen visits from Iain Duncan-Smith, leader of the Conservative party, and Prince Edward on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

For specific information on facilities, opening times, etc, please contact Angela Reece, Youth Projects Manager.