The Bridge Project is a community based and supported youth diversion project which provides a range of educational and recreational activities for young people between the ages of 12 – 17 in the Leixlip Garda District. A steering committee made up of representatives from the community, An Garda Síochána and Kildare Youth Services advise the project.
Direct Work— working directly with young people and their parents individually and/or in small groups to explore alternatives
Issue awareness programmes—provided to groups of young people on issues such as personal development, life-skills, drug and alcohol awareness and the impact of crime and anti-social behavior on themselves and their communities
Networking with agencies in the area— such as schools, Gardaí, Residents Associations, Community Groups etc
Family Support— support and information is provided to the parents and families of young people involved in the project
The Bridge Project offers opportunities to young people for education, employment training, sport, art, music and lots more...
The project is managed and operated by Kildare Youth Services. and funded by the Department of Justice and Equality.
What does The Bridge Project aim to do?