Kildare Town Youth Project (KTYP)
We are running a design a logo competition for the project!!! We would love for you to get involved! See poster below for details!
What are we about?
Kildare Town Youth Project is a community-based project that provides a range of development and learning opportunities and services for young people in Kildare Town. They are provided for and with young people, their families and communities to be responsive to their changing needs.
We use a Youth Work approach working with Young People aged 11 – 25 years in recreational and educational programmes in a group setting.
What do we do?
We run programmes such as:
· Drugs and alcohol· Sexual health· Mental health· Suicide· Relationships· Cookery programmes· Teambuilding· Art· Healthy lifestyle· Junior and Adult leadership programme· Stepping stones programme to support young people in 6th class making the transition from 6th class in primary school to Secondary school.· We also provide one to one support for various issues coming up for young people involved in the project.
Each of these groups has been engaged in the project since their homework group in 6th class. They plan their own activities and issues they want to work on and how they want their group to run.
We also provide one to one support to young people with various issues coming up for them such as listening, information, seeking help, advocating and referrals.
The 1st Year Boys Group
This is an all male group that have been together for the last year. They have recently finished up the Give Racism the Red Card and are looking forward to doing some more programmes in the project.
This group takes place every Monday from 4:30pm- 6:00pm!
Junior Drop- in
The Junior Drop-in is a mixed group of males and females in 1st -3rd year. The Drop- in space provides young people with a safe space to socialise and to carry out things they enjoy doing such as; pool, listening to music, chatting and playing games. More information on our Junior Drop-in contact Shauna on 086-0661693 or email [email protected] Junior Drop-in will take place Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.
Stepping Stones Group
The Stepping Stones group is a group of 12 -14 young people who are currently in 6th class and will be making the transition from primary school to secondary school. Stepping Stones is a programme that will start in Spring 2016 and will run till June. After the pre-engagement of the programme there will be a week long Summer programme with the opportunity for the group to continue on in the project in September 2016 . It is a programme that recognises and encourages the importance of combining school-based supports and community-based supports for young people at this key phase in their development.
The Stepping Stones Programme is run to:
· Make the transition from primary school to secondary school easier for young people.
· Establish a new group into the project.
·Ensure young people seek support with any issues moving to secondary school.
·Address the fears and concerns young people have about moving to secondary school.
·Develop self-confidence, self-esteem, decision making and peer support amongst the participants.
If there is any further information you need or interest in this programme please contact Rachael on 045-520412 or [email protected]
Senior Drop- In
The Senior Drop-in is a mixed group of males and females aged between 16-18 years. The Drop- in space provides young people with a safe space to socialise and to carry out things they enjoy doing such as; pool, listening to music, chatting and playing games. Every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm.
Mixed Group 13-15yrs
The Mixed Group is a group that are aged between 13-15 who meet together once a week on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:00pm. Th group have worked on team building , explored the topic of homelessness in Kildare and are currently working on a Sexual Health Awareness Programme.
For more information contact Shauna on 086-0661693.
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Where you can find us?!?!
We have moved a to anew premises in Kildare Town. We are now based in
For more info you can contact Aidan or Shauna on:
Aidan: [email protected]