Shore Junction membership is free

Membership of Shore Junction is open to all young people aged 13 to 24 and membership and attendance is free. We have created a safe and fun space for young people to come and relax with their friends, enjoy activities, participate in some informal learning and develop their social skills. We have a committed group of youth workers (all Police checked) who help on a regular basis to run the activities.

There are a number of different spaces that make up Shore Junction. These include: arts space, exercise and movement space (dance studio), music room, digital suite (recording studio), Accidental Connections (hangout zone), Makerspace, study areas, meeting rooms and free wifi. There are various pieces of equipment in each of the spaces which your young person can use completely free of charge i.e. DSLR cameras, Wacom tablets, sewing machine, drum set, keyboard, guitars, smart screens, robotics, electronics .

To make membership easier we ask students to sign up at Here we receive all their details as well asking them to agree to our membership terms and conditions. Once young people are signed up they received a membership card which they swipe when coming in and out of the building, so we can keep track of who is in the building at any one time.

For safety and security purposes there are closed circuit cameras operating in all areas of Shore Junction to allow our youth workers to keep an eye on what is happening.

Shore Junction’s current opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 10am until 6pm, with the expert hours from 3:30 to 6pm. These hours are subject to change as Shore Junction gets busier and we will update the hours on the website.

Josh Martin is our Youth Development Manager and Annaliese Hewitt is our Centre Director. They can be reached on 021 222 510 or We also have a range of youth workers and pillar experts who work directly with young people.

We have a few basic rules about behaviour, which are all common sense. Sometimes it might be necessary to enforce these rules when a young person is very disruptive or dangerous. Any young person who does not adhere to the code of conduct may forfeit the right to attend Shore Junction.

We welcome any questions from parents and please feel free to get in touch if you would like to view Shore Junction.

And remember, at Shore Junction Everything is Kapai,

By: , YES Disability Resource Centre News: with Sonia Thursby (CEO)

Issue 119 May 2021