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18 November 2015

One Million Voices Report Launched

The World YMCA has just launched the One Million Voices Report which is a unique survey of the views of over 18,000 young people from 55 countries, including young people from both parts of the island of Ireland. This video gives a quick summary of some of its conclusions

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25 October 2015

North Down YMCA Networking Evening

On Monday night NDYMCA entertained a range of councillors and partners at a networking event in Bangor. The Harbour Ward Community Association and the Polish Association in particular were key in bringing the night together and the latter provided some excellent food and dance to enhance the the evening. All our programmes were represented and […]

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25 October 2015

Continuous Professional Development focuses on Leadership

Greenhill YMCA hosted youth workers from across Local Associations in Northern Ireland this week for ‘Leadership and Supervision’ training.  This training is part of an ongoing programme of Continuous Professional Development for YMCA youth workers across NI.  Workers will be meeting again in December for a review of last year and planning of next years […]

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13 October 2015

Going to College 2016

YMCA’s Youth Information Services in the Cork area have produced a useful guide for young people who are thinking of going to college in September 2016. It is designed to have all the relevant information a prospective third level student needs to have in just one place!  Over 7000 have been produced and will be distributed […]

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9 October 2015

Digital Media Recognition

YMCA’s work using digital media with young people has been recognised through a number of different awards. Firstly, YMCA’s Techspace Project has been awarded one of just 50 licenses worldwide given by Adobe as part of the it’s Young Educator’s programme. This will allow YMCA groups to use a number of cloud based applications. Secondly, a group of […]

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7 September 2015

Latest News from the National Executive

The National Executive met on Wednesday the 30th of September. It received updates from the summer programmes including, Greenhill summer activity camps, RoI leadership development ,County Cork global youth work, and NI global youth work projects. In addition, it discussed this normal monthly items including the financial update and its Programme Focus was NI Training […]

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4 August 2015

One2One Mentoring

YMCA has been involved in developing a new mentoring programme called One2One. It seeks to link young people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives with a trained mentor who will be available as both a support and resource to the young person. Initially this programme is being rolled out in the West Dublin area. […]

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29 July 2015

Round-up of local Summer Projects

Local YMCAs the breadth of the country have been busy offering a wide range of summer activities and projects to young people. From to L’derry to Larne to Belfast to North Down to Greenhill to Ballincollig to Cobh to Schull groups of young people had fun while learning new skills and gaining new experiences. A theme […]

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1 July 2015

STEP Graduations 2015

Young people from the YMCA’s STEP programme are graduating this week. A series of events are being held around the country where the young people, their parents and friends as well as local employers will gather to mark this important milestone. Recent research shows that nine out of ten young people who complete at least 75% of […]

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26 June 2015

Train the Trainers!

The ‘Train the Trainers’ (TT) programme for delivering ‘Understand, Work with and Change Difficult Behaviour’ was developed from a training day on this subject.  Not everyone who would have liked to attend was able to do so on the day and the issue of difficult/challenging behaviour was one that each and every Local Association was […]

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