Charity information

The Ayr Ark

The Ark is a youth nightclub and centre seeking to reach out to young people across Ayrshire. We run weekend diversionary events for young people, as well as outreach work and work in local schools.

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    We are a youth nightclub and centre seeking to engage, equip and empower young people.

    Reaching out to young people all over Ayrshire from our base in Ayr we will provide safe, diversionary weekend events, as well as outreach work in local schools. We will seek to work in partnership with the local authority, churches and other third sector organisations in order to give young people the best possible support; building skills, developing confidence and encouraging them to be responsible citizens. We will work with volunteers and will train and develop individuals (and young volunteers in particular) to be positive role models. Through our schools work, we will reach out to young people who are disengaged from school and are at risk of leaving with little qualifications and no positive destination. We will provide support and advice at the point of need and encourage them to reach for a better future. We strive to meet young people where they are at and provide them with skills, knowledge and experience to help ensure that they have the best possible chances in life.

  • Aims

    The Ayr Ark aims to:

    • We will engage with vulnerable young people in schools and (working with partners) equip these young people will the skills, knowledge, resources and experience to reach for a positive future.
    • We will grow and develop our work, developing transferable and life skills in young people; aiming to equip them for their future and encourage them to be responsible citizens.
    • We will welcome young people into our youth nightclub, where we will run diversionary events, keeping young people off the streets, away from the pressures of drugs and alcohol and in safer lifestyles
  • Overview

    Established: March 2004

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 22

    Phone number: 01292264020

    Address: By The Citadel Citadel Quay South Harbour Street Ayr KA7 1JB

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  • The Ark - main project

    The Ark is a youth nightclub and centre, based in Ayr but serving young people from all ov... More