Aintree Junior Youths is one of Aiming High's youth sessions for disabled young people aged 10 - 12 years. It runs every Tuesday during school term at Aintree Village Youth and Community Centre. Whilst there, young people can socialise with their friends in a safe, engaging environment. The club offers a large social area, arts and craft room, an ICT suite and a secure outside area with flower/vegetable beds and plenty of space for outdoor games and sport. It is the perfect space to develop friendships, experience new opportunities to build self-esteem, confidence and to be more independent.
The sessions follow the same format as Aiming High’s other Youth Sessions. ‘Junior Youths’ are encouraged to share their ‘voices’ and identify what they wish to do, helping staff to plan and deliver a range of activities for them. These include sessions that look at youth issues in the world today, equipping disabled young people with the knowledge and skills to help them confidently make the right choices and assist them in later life.