Who We Are
Founded in 1998, The Rayside Balfour Youth Centre is a FREE after-school hub aiming to create a safe and inclusive environment for the youth of Chelmsford. We promote diversity, advocate for those without a voice and create initiatives to help the community at large.
The RBYC's mission is to foster the mental well-being of the youth within the community by providing them with alternative forms of entertainment in hopes to decrease petty crime and vandalism and increase the opportunity for positive social interaction in a rural town where there are limited activities for youth to engage in.
What We Offer
Daily supervised programming/supervision in a safe site offering a positive alternative to "wandering".
Trained supervisors to sit and talk with that can refer youth to community services.
Various leisure programs and activities such as arts & crafts, job readiness, trivia, board games nights, and much more!
Special outings (Sudbury Wolves games, rock climbing, golfing, fishing, etc).
No swearing, acts of aggression, or disrespectful behaviour
All attendees must show appreciation for the building and equipment
No weapons (lighters, knives, etc)
No racist, sexist, or homophobic language/behaviour
No smoking/vaping, alcohol or drugs are permitted on the property
*Failure to comply can result in
suspension from the centre*