Youth Work

The YMCA Youth Work team caters for young people from the age of 10 and above. The team actively engages with young people in the local community to support both the young people and their families. Youth Work provides a fun safe environment where young people have the opportunity to engage in activities which encourage personal growth, develop life skills through voluntary engagement.


We offer a wide variety of programmes each day. There is a full size sports hall on site where the young people take part in sporting and recreational activities.

Our clubs are free to all young people from the age of 10, all you need to do as a parent is fill in and return our consent form, which is available from the Youth Work team, reception or fill it in directly here.

STEAM: Explore and learn new skills, and develop an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering And Maths. STEAM engages young people, develops their curiosity, and prepares them for the world.

The Real Thing: Grow and learn together about the tough issues young people face today, including proven and practical support tools for crisis management. Inclusivity and awareness workshops surrounding LGBTQ+ and gender identity.

Big Step: Focused support for young people during educational transitions – eg. moving from primary to secondary school. 

Digital Club: Safe online spaces for young people to chat, play games, engage with peers and our youth workers. 

Junior Leaders:  Leadership, personal, and skills development for vulnerable young people – providing opportunities for outdoor activities and safe recreation. 

Young Womens/Mens: Participant-led structured discussion-based workshops for young people about the issues they experience in their daily lives. Trained and trauma-informed youth workers facilitate with proven resources. 

Homework Clubs: Safe and supervised homework groups for primary and secondary students.



Summer Project

Our Summer Project runs every year for the month of July. The Summer Project consists of various day trips including trips to Baysports, National Aquatic Centre, Jumpzone and much more. Places are limited and young people who engage in the service throughout the year will be given priority.

For further information on our Youth Work services please contact a member of the Youth Work team on 01-4782607 or email

Get in Touch

Want to know more or get involved?

Contact: Shauna Barnes