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 run clubs from Monday-Saturday which is a mix of mainstream clubs and targeted clubs. We offer hot meals to our young people on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Programmes

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.

 Big Step: Big step is a programme for 6th class/ 1st year students who are going through a transition of change. The focus of this programme is to support young people during educational transition i.e. moving from primary school to secondary.  

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.

Safe space:  this is a programme for any young people in secondary school. The programme is designed to adapt each week based on emerging themes/needs in each session. This programme is designed to help young people talk about issues/concerns in their lives and to do it in a safe and caring environment. 

Variety Club: This club consists of various activities in six week blocks. This involves activities such as arts and crafts, circus training and sports.

Primary Dance Club: This dancing club is for any young people who enjoy dancing and moving! Anyone is welcome to join and have a boogie.

Primary Gardening Club: In our gardening club, we plant various vegetables and flowers. We also upcycle old furniture and use it to create a flower bed for planting.

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Youth work, YMCA Dublin

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 youth.work@ymca-ireland.net.

Get in Touch

Want to know more or get involved?

Contact: Erin Reddy 

erin.reddy@ymca-ireland.net