The Barnet Youth Zone, named by young people as ‘Unitas’ is an independent charity and a purpose-built facility for the boroughs young people aged 8-19 and up to 25 for those with disabilities.
Unitas provides a safe environment where young people can come and enjoy themselves, while enabling their aspirations and confidence to create a happier and healthier generation.
Unitas and Youth Zones are always there for young people, offering consistent and reliable support.
Each night at least 20 activities are run in social, sporting and artistic spaces, giving young people the opportunity to develop life and employability skills, to simply interact with others and make new friends.
Underpinning all these activities is personal development for young people: giving them somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to and, ultimately, improving their lives and their community.
Unitas and Youth Zones are enablers of social mobility and provide the space for youth workers to help young people grow and reach their potential.
The young people can partake in cooking lessons, learn how to do laundry and there is a cafeteria that serves snacks and meals. A main meal is available to purchase by every young person for £1.