YMCA news

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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30 January 2015

YMCA Soulworks West Dublin

Soulworks is a programme developed by the YMCA which encourages young people to create creative spaces

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30 January 2015

One Million Voices

A random sample of young people involved in YMCA programmes across Ireland have completed questionnaires as part of a unique global survey being carried out by the World Alliance of YMCAs. The World YMCA’s One Million Voices (OMV) project will contribute to the understanding of youth perspective on social justice issues and barriers and opportunities […]

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13 January 2015

PAKT Webinair

Staff and volunteers from local PAKT projects met via a google hangout to reflect on the last term’s work where the curriculum focus had been on spirituality. It was encouraging to hear the positive reaction by parents and children to a range of innovative activities that were introduced in local PAKT centres as a result […]

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11 January 2015

Happy New Year

Happy 2015 Between Strategic plans, funder requirements and our local association’s needs, much of our activity for 2015 is already mapped out – but what innovations are we working towards this coming year. 1 Deeper collaboration with our local YMCAs Look out for big strides forward, particularly in the Republic, in our quest to ensure […]

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30 October 2014

YMCA signs the Governance Code

At the recent YMCA Ireland Executive meeting Chairperson Dr Campbell Killick Signed the Governance code on behalf of all the Trustees. The Committee had used 3 meetings over the last six months to audit the work of the National Council to ensure the code’s best practice elements were fully met by the Trustees and staff. […]

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30 October 2014

Summer Scheming

North Down YMCAs Family Together programme combined with their Youth Department to deliver a week of summer activities to kick start the holiday season in the Skipperstone area of Bangor. This will be the first of many weeks delivered across Ireland by the YMCA movement throughout July and August.

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1 October 2014

YMCA Europe Summer camp

In what was potentially one of the highlights of the summer, 80 young leaders from across Europe and staff gathered in Greenhill YMCA for a week of learning, challenges and fun. There was a packed programme, all designed to improve the youth work of all involved as well as give opportunities to grow and learn […]

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