Clare Youth Service exists to serve county Clare's young people aged 12 -25, by providing information on rights and entitlements; by representing youth interests; by providing education and training; by organisation or supporting youth clubs, projects and other activities run in local communities; by listening and befriending; by responding to ideas for activities generated by young people. Clare Youth Service had its beginnings in 1969 when it was established as Clare Regional Youth Council. Over the years it has changed and developed to become a leader in the field of Youth Services. It is a company limited by guarantee, with charitable status and is linked by affiliation to Youth Work Ireland.
Clare Youth Service is a young person centred organisation believing that all young people are of equal value and citizens in their own right. Our core values of Trust, Listening, Respect, Voluntary Participation, and Representation are reflected in our work. We have 68 clubs around the county with over 3,000 young people participating in our services each year.
Clare Youth Service works to enable young people in Co. Clare to develop to their full potential, through the co-operative work of trained volunteers and professional staff.
We make a real difference to the lives of young people and the local community by running the following services: