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8 April 2016

Can Soup eaters change Dublin?

A new initiative by YMCA Dublin and Third Space seeks to create an opportunity for people to bring about real change in local communities through an innovative approach. Read more about ithttp://www.dublininquirer.com/2016/03/29/can-soup-eaters-change-dublin-better/

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1 March 2016

Young Leaders from Kosova and England YMCA visit N Ireland

Young leaders from YMCAs in Kosovo, England recently took part in a study visit to YMCA in Ireland where they met with some of their Irish peers while also meeting a number of dignitaries. The visit funded under Erasmus, had a particular focus on looking at issues of cultural diversity and the role of the […]

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1 March 2016

YMCA Young People support Irish Red Cross Appeal

Young people from Ballincollig YMCA’s STEP and PAKT programmes recently handed over a cheque for €700 which they raised for the Irish Red Cross Refugee Appeal.  The young people used a variety of approaches to raising the money as well as helping to raise the issues affecting Syrian refugees.

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21 December 2015

National Council AGM brings new Purpose and Personalities

    This year’s National AGM was a day of transformation. The meeting was held in 3 locations Ballincollig, Belfast & Dublin joined by video link. The key focus was modernising the YMCA purposes. This was achieved unanimously with new purposes reflecting our branding, young people’s development, healthy living and community engagement. There was also […]

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21 December 2015

The YMCA youth work team plans for the future

YMCA Youth Workers got together this month to review and evaluate the 2014/15 ‘YMCA Youth Workers CPD Programme’.  General consensus was that this programme was valued by all participants.  The relationships that have been developed, time spent together and topics covered were all mentioned as particularly useful.  A number of changes to format were suggested […]

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3 December 2015

Protect our Future!

Young people from YMCA programmes took part in the People’s Climate Change march in Cork. The slogan on their banner is taken from the YMCA’s Challenge 21 statement which calls on all to defend God’s creation against all that would destroy it and preserve and protect the earth’s resources for coming generations. Ellen O Driscoll, who is involved with […]

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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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