Lourdes Youth and Community Services
Youth Programme ages 10 to 21
Youth Club & Opening times
|5.30pm - 7.30pm||Belibers,mixed group (13-16 years )|
|8.00pm-10.00pm||Senior drop in Mixed group (14-18 years )|
|3.00pm - 5.00pm||Junior boys group (10-12 years)|
|8.00pm-10.00pm||Volunteer support and senior group (17+)|
|2.30pm - 4.00pm||Junior drop In mixed group (10+)|
|4.00pm - 5.00pm||Swimming Club mixed (10+)|
|7.30pm - 9.30pm||Intermediate drop in, mixed group (13-16 years)|
|Thursday||3.00pm - 5.00pm||Junior Girls Club (10 - 12 years)|
|8.00pm - 10.00pm||Junior Leadership group, mixed (14+)|
|Friday||2.30pm - 4.00pm||Junior drop in, mixed group (10 -14 years)|
JUNIOR CLUBS – First Stop 10-12 years
Background... The junior clubs are the ‘first stop’ for young people to get involved in LYCS’s clubs. The programmes are devised by the Youth Worker’s and include a real mix of activities such as; sports, football, basketball, hall games, pool, cooking, arts & crafts, poster making and trips out.
Junior boys and girls 10 - 12 years
Programmes include sports, hall games, cooking, arts & crafts, poster making and trips out.
‘Drop in’ Club 10-14years
The Drop in club is a place for young people to come into LYCS and get to know the staff, volunteers and programmes. The staff in consultation with the young people identify suitable programmes and clubs for the young people to progress into.
INTERMEDIATE CLUBS – Next Stop 12-14 years
Background... This is an introduction for young people into planning and developing their own clubs. LYCS staff are committed to involving young people and ensuring their voices are included. Young people become aware of the costs and practicalities of running programmes. The youth programme staff also aim to build self-esteem and challenge behaviours within the groups.
SENIOR Clubs – Last Stop 14 – 17yrs
Background... At this stage the young people have a large involvement in planning the clubs and programmes. They have a strong sense of the real costs and practicalities of running the youth programme.
Young people work closely with the youth team and have real opportunities of being involved in the wider community e.g. Youth Forum and Youth exchanges. Young people are encouraged to become Youth Leaders where they support the youth team in running the junior clubs.
Training is provided, as well as ‘hands on experience’ in the clubs. This group gets involved with other clubs and visits groups in different parts of Dublin. The young people are well used to working with outside facilitators, through the issue based training delivered and the meetings they attend through Young People at Risk Forum (YPAR).
MIXED GROUPS 12 – 14yrs
Background...Young people do centre and outside activities. The programme is regularly planned and evaluated with the young people. This club provides opportunities for young people to meet other youth groups.
Activities include; Internet training, advanced poster making, artwork, specific project work, sport, attending EU/Irish football matches, day trips, go carting and quading. Issue based workshops with the young people focus on areas such as education, joyriding, their community, drugs, health and anti-social behaviour.