An Exeter-based service that helps young people aged 16 to 24 into employment, education or training, is moving into Exeter Library.
Our Youth Hub Devon service is moving into our flagship library next month, from its former base in Princesshay.
From Monday 3 April, Youth Hub Devon will be located alongside the library’s popular FabLab, and will continue to offer a full range of bespoke support to young people, including career advice, help with CV writing, interview skills, and signposting to other relevant support.
The service has so far helped nearly 200 young people, with varying needs, to find employment or training, or continue in education, including those who are in the local authority’s care, care leavers, young people who are struggling with their mental health or who have a disability.
Tom Moodey, from Youth Hub Devon, said:
“This is a very exciting time for Youth Hub Devon. Our move to the library is a great opportunity for the service to grow and to become even more engrained into Devon’s communities.
“The library is already such an incredibly vibrant place, and we are excited to work alongside the other great services and provisions that are based there.
“If you’re between the ages of 16-24 and want to find the right training, support, and guidance for your future, the Youth Hub Devon will be there to help you!”
Rachel Payne, Business Development and Fundraising Manager for Libraries Unlimited, which runs Exeter Library on the County Council’s behalf, said:
“We are thrilled to be welcoming Youth Hub Devon to Exeter Library.
“It’s a great match with what we offer, such as the teen’s video games club, cultural events, free PCs and WiFi, CV writing support and jobs skills workshops, as well as somewhere to hang out and read a book or grab a coffee.”
Keri Denton, Head of Service Economy Enterprise and Skills, said:
“Youth Hub Devon has gone from strength to strength, giving advice to hundreds of young people, and supporting many of them into employment.
“We are sad to be leaving our former base, and thank Exeter City Council for all their support with the service. But we are excited to be moving to Exeter Library where we hope that we will be able to engage with many more young people and support them on their journey to employment, training, and education.”