ROOM 13, the Devon County Council youth centre which supports young people in Okehampton, has recently celebrated its tenth anniversary by holding a special event which allowed visitors to explore the centre’s new facilities.
The youth centre recently had its garden transformed and building renovations undertaken. In order to celebrate and say thank you to all those who have supported, Room 13 hosted an open day on Saturday, September 24.
Fiona Bush, area youth worker for Okehampton, said: ‘It was a brilliant day, young people celebrated their achievements and thanked everyone who has supported us in making Room 13 a more positive space for all those who use the centre. It was wonderful that our mayor Cllr Jan Goffey, Karen Percival, Kevin Henman and Alison Knight were able to join us to celebrate.’
At the event certificates were awarded to some of the young members who had achieved commendable things this year, including certificates for cookery and taking more responsibility during sessions by acting as senior members and completing their training.
Operating as a multi agency building, Room 13 facilitates the work of a number of agencies in the area. It also offers open access youth provision sessions from young people aged 11-19 and strives to provide targeted support and guidance for young people in the local area.