Youth Work Ireland North Connaught

 

About Us

Youth Work Ireland North Connaught (formely NCYCS)is a regional youth service provider covering Sligo, Leitrim and Mayo. We were founded in the 1960’s as the Sligo Federation of Youth Clubs but we are now a company limited by guarantee and are a registered charity, owned by the youth groups and projects affiliated to it. Youth Work Ireland North Connaught is affiliated to Youth Work Ireland. We support the development of young people to enable them to take greater control of their own lives by making decisions and by exercising responsibility and contributing to the development of both their community and their society.

We work across the county in partnership with young people, volunteers and other organisations and are committed to pioneering and sustaining quality youth work which enables young people to maximise their potential through their voluntary participation, and offers them opportunities for learning, achievement and support. Our aims are:

  • To support the development of young people
  • To enable them to take greater control of their own lives by making decisions
  • To exercise responsibility and contributing to the development of both their community and their society

Our Mission

To affirm the importance of young people and support them and those who work with them through the provision of services in their communities.

Mission Statement

“To affirm the importance of young people and support them and those who work with them through the provision of services in their communities”.

Mainline Youth Service

  • Youth Information Service – centre based and outreach
  • Special Projects aimed at rural disadvantage in Leitrim and Mayo
  • Garda Youth Diversion Programmes in Sligo, Ballina and Castlebar
  • Programmes for adult leaders including child protection, bullying, suicide, drugs, challenging behaviour, etc.
  • Health Promotion programmes  and Issue based workshops– raising awareness among young people, volunteers, parents and the general public on issues such as drugs, alcohol, hiv, etc.
  • Teen Between Support service –  a listening, advise and support service for young people who are experiencing difficulties as a result of their parents separation/divorce
  • Inter-club activities
  • Summer Camps
  • Youth Club Support work
  • Certificate in Youth & Community Studies – in partnership with Sligo Institute of Technology
  • International Youth Exchanges

Contact

Youth Work Ireland North Connaught
Rockwood Parade
Sligo
(t) 071-9144150 / 9147468
(w) www.ncycs.ie
(e) youthservices@eircom.net