Awaken Youth is an exciting community of young people. We are passionate about Jesus and are dedicated to seeing young people grow up to know real hope and have confidence to pursue their dreams.

We create spaces where every young person can thrive. If you’re aged 11-18, we’d love for you to get involved.

What does it look like to be part of Awaken Youth?

Midweek (Term time)

The Awaken Youth Cafe

This is a great place to meet up and finish off the week after school. We have milkshakes, popcorn, music, games and space to just relax. What more could you want?

Everything at the Cafe is completely free. Come along, bring your friends and let’s start the weekend together with the best milkshake in Gateshead.

Fridays, 6-7:30pm, St. George’s Church Centre

Awaken Football

Free Football matches for anyone who wants to join in. Come and meet friends, better your skills and have some fun each Wednesday after school.

Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm, Saltwell Park (Main field above the pond)

Awaken Dance

Free Dance classes for anyone who’s interested. Street, Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet and many more. We mix it all up and create a space where anyone can join in, be themselves and make great friendships. We also talk about Identity, self worth, confidence and our hopes.

Thursdays, 6-7pm, St George’s Church Centre

Sundays

The Six

This is our evening gathering that happens each Sunday. It’s home to our older youth & student community. There’s time to connect and make friends, to worship together, pray for each other, and hear from the Bible. The lights are lower and the music is louder as we create space for us to encounter Jesus.

Sunday Breakfast

For years 7-9, during our 10.30am morning gathering, we move over to the church centre to have breakfast together, play games and go through a topic from the bible.

Awaken Youth Parties

We love to have fun and celebrate all that God is doing in our community, so we finish off each half term with a party at the Awaken Youth Cafe. We have different themes, live music, wide games and lots more.

Holidays

We also take our young people to a youth festival each summer. Five days in a field with your friends and thousands of others! The very best worship, teaching and ministry – and of course, great company in the Awaken Youth Camp! What more could you want?!