Encounter is a community hub run out of the old Happit shop in Drummers Corner, Peterhead. It was first established as a youth café following the Choose Peterhead consultation, in which a hub for young people in the centre of town was identified as a key priority.
Since then, Encounter has expanded to also include a language café for people to learn English and practice speaking with locals, and an opportunities café for young people to gain advice and help.
The Encounter youth café runs three nights a week providing young people with fun and diversionary activities as well as access to advice, signposting, and volunteering opportunities.
The youth café is free and open to anyone under 25. It is a safe, fun place, for people to come and relax, socialise, and make friends.
Activities include: Basketball, stilts, circus skills, pool, table football, table tennis, colouring in, chess and Wii. Snacks are also available to buy.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/encounteryouthcafe/
The language café runs alternate Wednesday mornings and evenings and offers a place where you can learn English and practise your speaking skills in a relaxed 'cafe style' environment.
Each week participants choose the topics and grammar they want to learn then practise with native speakers.
The language café is free to attend and all levels of English speakers are welcome.
Alternate Wednesday mornings and evenings
For details, see Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peterheadlanguagecafe/
Running every Thursday afternoon, the opportunities café is a great place for young people to find advice on money, jobs, and training. It’s free and open to anyone aged 15-21.
The opportunities café is a relaxed environment where young people can also play pool, table football, and ping pong and also offers them the chance to be heard in the wider community.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/encounteropportunitiescafe/