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Donnycarney Youth Service

The Donnycarney Youth Project is funded through CDYSB (City of Dublin Youth Service Board) and it employs three full time Community Youth Workers to work with young people in Donnycarney between the ages of 10 and 21 years. The Project had its first full time youth woker in the year 1984 and from then the organistion has grown and now has 3 strands which is the Youth Service, The Drugs Service and CE Scheme.

Background

Donnycarney Youth Project is a limited company. A voluntary committee of local people manages the project. The membership of the committee consist of reflect the composition of the local community. An officer of the committee manages the finances. Quartley reports are prepared by the project auditor and submitted to the CDYSB. The project accounts are professionally audited on an annual basis.

The project submits it`s Report on Management Practice, Management Plan, Report on Youth Work Programme and Youth Work Plan to CDYSB annually.
The mission statement of the project is to provide young people of Donnycarney with the opportunity to develop their mental, physical and spiritual needs, with particular focus on work with teenagers. Programmes are planned in consultation with the young people and endevour to expose the young people to new learning experiences which will develop individual talents, abilities, creativity and personal development in a fun environment.

The work falls under the following headings:


Individual Work

When needs arises we work with young people on a one to one basis to support them through specific issues or to achieve certain goals.

Mainstream Youth Service Provision

Donnycarney Youth Project came about from Mainstream youth services that have been running in the community for over 30 years.

Group Work

We have a wide and varied selection of groups and the age ranges go from 7 right up to 18 year olds.

Community Development with Young People

The building the Youth Service is located in is a testament to our community development with young people.

Programmes

Engaging with individuals and groups enables the project to identify both individual and group needs while building meaningful relational ships with young people involved with our project. From the initial work we design programmes appropriate to the needs already identified. Young people have a direct input into the content and into the ongoing evaluation of their programmes.
Programmes and Activities of Donnycarney Youth Project:

Sports: Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Pool, Badminton, Tennis

Arts: Murals, Stained glass, beaded jewellery, Crafts, fabric painting, clay modeling, mosaic, making comics

Activities: Computer games, Playstation, Group Games, Team Building

Music: Singing, Guitar, Percussion, Karaoke, Media

Specialist Programmes: Teenage health, Alcohol/Drugs Awareness, Drama, Video Making, Song Writing, Photography, Sailing, Sexual Health, FETAC

Engaging with individuals and groups enables the project to identify both individual and group needs while building meaningful relationships with young people involved with our project. From the initial work we design programmes appropriate to the needs already identified. Young people have a direct input into the content and into the ongoing evaluation of their programmes.
Other: Jobs club, Residential Breaks and Outdoor pursuits
Training: Training new and existing volunteers Youth Workers and Volunteers working together
The Mainstream Youth has 2 strands:
Recruitment and Training of Volunteers
Support and Capacity Building work in Mainstream Youth Clubs
Lets have fun club Monday night Youth Club :
The Lets have fun club caters for 7 - 11 year old boys and girls and the Monday Night Youth Club caters for 11 - 14 year old boys and girls. And both are run by local volunteers. We are always looking for Volunteers.
Contacts :
If you require any further information please contact the Senior Youth Worker, Marie Holton on 01 8314985 or marie@dyp.ie

Volunteering

Another part of the Donnycarney Youth Project services is mainstream youth work. This is run usually run by local volunteers with the support of the youth worker. Tell me more

 

CE Scheme

The CE Scheme is a FÃS funded programme to enable those with drug issues to address their addiction while giving them an opportunity to up skill themselves. Visit the CE Scheme page to find out more ...

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Drugs Service

Donnycarney Drug Team we work with all drug users regardless of their drug of choice to support them in their journey towards a drug free lifestyle. See the Drug Team page to find out more...

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Specific Service

  • Donnycarney Youth Service
    (Marie Holton - Senior Youth Worker)
    01 8314985 marie@dyp.ie
  • Drug Team
    (Greg - Senior Drugs Worker)
    01 8314985 greg@dyp.ie
  • CE Scheme
    (Vivette - CE Supervisor)
    01 8314985 viv@dyp.ie

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