Who we are
Our purpose is to support youth development through an informal education process enabling young people to build better local communities. We do this by providing a community based response to young people’s needs by offering them the opportunity to contribute to and participate in social education, artistic and recreational activities. We offer services through our youth cafés, youth information centres, youth clubs and detached youth work, where staff are out on the streets on key nights engaging with the young people, developing relationships and identifying their needs.
Why we do it
We believe that all young people have the right to access youth service facilities. In Rural Ireland these services can be more difficult to access and so we endeavour to find new, innovative and creative ways to work effectively in our service delivery reaching as many young people as we possibly can.
Voluntary Participation & the Youth Work Relationship
Equity & Diversity
Young Person Centered
Fun & Enjoyment
Partnership & Cooperation
Ensure strong and inclusive youth work development in our areas of work, both in terms of capacity and understanding. Influence & create policies involving young people and youth work at local & national level. Ensure highly trained, well informed, passionate staff and volunteers for the provision of Youth Work in the community. Ensure our service is effectively managed and is sustainable in the long term, in particular secure financial stability. Be an effective advocate for young people in our community maximising their participation and empowerment. Ensure the most marginalised young people in our areas of work have access to our services and have their voices heard