Afterbeat Enterprise Center
The Afterbeat Enterprise Center is the heart of the Afterbeat charity. It’s the headquarters, a coffee cafe and a youth center. Afterbeat Enterprise is based in Veendam, The Netherlands. A region with the most deprived areas in The Netherlands.
The Afterbeat Coffee Cafe is a social enterprise based in our Enterprise Center. At the cafe we support young people with low job/employement prospects with barista workshops, daycare, a traineeship or a voluntary job. The young people that work at the cafe have mental health problems and get support through our volunteers and staff.
In our Enterprise Center we also host a Youth Center for young people in our region. At Sunday night we have a youth night in partnership with the local churches. On Monday and Wednesday evening we have our regular Youth Clubs. We reach out to the young people through our school work in the local area. We invite them to a show in the local club where we also present our youth center. This way we can build relationships with young people and tell them about the love off Christ.