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26 March 2015

Highlights from STEP 2014

YMCA’s STEP programme has been operating for over 25 years offering quality second chance educational opportunities for young people who have left school with few or no qualifications. STEP’s Annual Report for 2014 shows that the programme continues to be effective in helping young people get back into education or into employment. Approximately 90% of […]

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26 March 2015

Promoting Participation through PAKT

YMCA’s PAKT programme for the past term has been focusing on the theme of active participation. This has taken many different forms including PAKT Ballincollig encouraging young people to take complete responsibility for planning a series of activities for their peers which they then evaluated. In PAKT W Dublin the families and children got involved in […]

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16 March 2015

Congratulations to Belfast YMCA

Well done Belfast YMCA! As part of a consortium of youth organisations Belfast have been successful in securing a 4 year contract for the delivery of the NCS programme. In conjunction with Greenhill YMCA Belfast have already supplied 3 years of NCS programmes and assisted nearly 100 young people enjoy personal development and social action […]

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13 March 2015

Understand, Work With & Change Difficult Behaviour

YMCA Ireland commissioned training from Ruth Bradbrook of ‘Developing Youth Practice’.  The one day training was called ‘Understand, Work With & Change Difficult Behaviour’ and was incredibly informative, insightful and relevant to all our Youth Work practitioners.  Each participant received a ‘toolkit’ to use as a reference for working with young people and each and […]

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13 March 2015

Congratulations to Michael & Jonny

Greenhill Staff continue to successfully upskill to ensure a high quality of service to all the young people who use the centre.  We give a big congratulations to Michael Smith who recently achieved his ‘UK MLTB Mountain Instructor Award’, he is the one doing the Spiderman impression on the side of the cliff and to […]

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6 March 2015

Cross Border Links at Work!

As an all-island youth organisation, the YMCA is able to create opportunities for young people from both sides of the border to learn from each other. Over the past few weeks, young leaders from YMCA Greenhill’s Outdoor Education centre have been visiting YMCAs in Co Cork and Dublin. They have been involved in providing a […]

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2 March 2015

Disability Awareness – Londonderry YMCA explores new territory

Londonderry YMCA hosted the first of two Disability Awareness Workshops on Saturday Morning.  Youth Workers who attended were from the YMCA and also local youth groups who work along with the YMCA in the Londonderry area.  This day was facilitated by Dan Byrne who has worked with young people of all ages with disabilities for […]

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20 February 2015

YMCA Youth workers join together to discuss Peacebuilding for the future

YMCA are currently delivering a continuous professional development programme for Youth Workers. These pictures are from the second of six events that will be taking place between December 2014 and December 2015. The topic this week was ‘Peace Building’ led by Geraldine Stinton and her team from Belfast YMCA. We had input from Dr Martina […]

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6 February 2015

So what’s been happening in Larne YMCA this week?

The snow has gone (much to the kids’ disappointment) and here we are at another Friday morning (tempus fugit) taking a few minutes to look back on our week at Larne YMCA… Last Friday evening’s Auction of Stay Awake Memorabilia was reminiscent of Sotheby’s complete with bidding paddles, gavel wielding auctioneer and The snow has […]

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