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Youth Information Service


How to Contact Us!
        

YIC Opening Times
Monday to Wednesday 11am to 6pm

KYS Youth Information Centre Facebook Page
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Kildare Youth Services works with local communities to deliver quality services with and for young people.

Be Part of It!


What We Do!
Kildare Youth Services, Youth Information Service provide a free & confidential information service to young people, and those who work with them. Catering for 12 - 25 year of age.

The YIC is non-judgemental and free from discrimination.

Are you an early school leaver, out of school looking for a course or help finding a job, want to know your rights or entitlements. Or if you have any question, need help, support or have any issues that you may be struggling with the YIC is the place to come. 

You can drop-in and use the computers & internet access in a safe youth space, supported and supervised by trained staff. 

The YIC works closely with other specialised organisations and services, and will refer young people when necessary to meet their need or solve their problem.


Our Vision: “Young people will have the ability, skill and confidence to use and apply information to become active citizens and to fully participate in society. This process will empower young people to challenge inequality, to advocate for change and build a more democratic, inclusive and prosperous society.”

Rational: In this age of ‘information saturation’ young people are constantly bombarded with information, they need more than ever to be supported to navigate their way.  In an ever changing society youth information helps young people to identify and develop their own resources, skills and strategies enabling them to take their own actions and make their own informed decisions.

Aims & Objectives:                            

  • To provide a free & confidential information service, that is non-judgemental and free from discrimination to meet the needs of children, young people and their family and those who work with them.
  • The YIC is an educational process, through adapting a personalised approach help young people interpret and disseminate information so that they can apply it to their own particular needs and translate it into effective action, empowering young people to make positive life choices. 
  • The YIC support the personal and social development of young people involved and promote the values of equality, social inclusion and respect for all.
  • It is carried out through the provision of a person-centred service, based on the needs of young people.
  • The YIC operates as an integrated part of locally based youth services.

 WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Pick up a leaflet
  • Check the notice board for local & national information, local jobs &      accommodation
  • Read local newspapers or magazines including GCN (gay community news)
  • Pick up application forms e.g.  passport application, driving licence, social welfare forms, HSE medical card applications, European Health Insurance Card application form
  • Employment Rights
  • Listing of local employment agencies

 

YOU CAN GET?

  • Finding a course
  • Education
  • Getting a job
  • Travelling at home or abroad
  • Finding somewhere to live
  • Personal and family issues
  • Money matters
  • Voluntary work
  • Health and social services
  • Your rights and entitlements
  • And much more……

 ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Computer & Internet Access:

 Free Computer & internet access for students and unemployed                young people aged 12 to 25 year.

In order to access the YIC public Internet Access you are required to complete the KYS Acceptable Use Policy. Young people under the age of 15 years also require parental consent.

ACCESS TO SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES:
    • Only young people over the age of 13 years can access social networking (in-line with social networking membership requirements) 
    • Parental consent is required if under the age of 15
    • Completing the YIC Social networking safety programme is also required in-order to access these sites in the YIC.

           Free printing and photocopying for young people aged 12 to 25            years, if school or work related

Free CV advice and typing service for young people under 25 years of age, if student or employed

If your 25 or under why not contact the Naas YIC where staff can help you compile your CV, your cover letter and give job hunting tips and advice.


Additional Services:

OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

      Information staff are available to speak at schools, youth clubs and community events.

      Provide information stands at schools, local and national youth events.

 COMPETITIONS

      The YIC host the Annual KYS Christmas e-card Art Competition in Co. Kildare


DRIVER THEORY TEST PRACTICE CD ROM available to use in the centre

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The YIC are Printerless Agents for Student Leap Card 

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For Full-time Student in Second & Third Level Full-time Studies and Training Courses

 
 WHAT IS THE STUDENT LEAP CARD?

  • Secure Student ID for discounted
  • Travel on Irish Rail
  • Dublin Bus
  • Luas
  • Bus Eireann
  • GAA Student  discounted entry to matches  
The card is not an ID Card, your date of birth does not appear on the card.

Applications forms are available in the YIC and downloadable from www.studentleapcard.ie
 

The cost of the card is €10  (no need to provide a passport photo)

Third level students are required to have proof of being a full-time student. (including PLC’s and FAS courses).

The card is also available to second level students. Application forms need to be signed and stamped by your school.
You will receive your card directly by post in four to five postal days

Please visit www.studentleapcard.ie for further information. 

Euro Desk

The Youth Information Centre are a Eurodesk Relay Centre

About Eurodesk

Eurodesk provides free information on opportunities-such as travelling, working, studying and volunteering in Europe--for young people aged 13 - 30. You can check out any of the sections that you're interested in (for example volunteering) but if there is information that you can't find there, get in contact with us or your local Eurodesk relay, and we'll be glad to help.

We are also part of a large network of European Eurodesk relays, with over 1,200 offices throughout Europe, with headquarters in Brussels. 

Whatever the question, start with us!

 What can Eurodesk do for you?

Eurodesk provides access to European Youth Information On:


Visit the European Youth Portal to find

Information and opportunities for young people across Europe.

https://europa.eu/youth/EU_en


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Youth Information Centre SUSI MENTORING SUPPORT

(Service available to young people aged 25 years and under) 

SUSI Support

 If you are experiencing difficulty completing or accessing the SUSI on-line application process, students can contact the YIC for one-to-one support with making the application.

You can also contact the SUSI Support Desk.

 

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm
  • Telephone 0761 08 7874

  • www.facebook.com/susisupport 

Worth Watching:  SUSI youtube video, which can help you to understand and apply for the SUSI Student Maintenance Grant on-line application.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edrZOVtllOQ


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AImage result for clip artre you Studying Social Care or Community & Youth Work?

Are you looking for a placement in 2018/2019?

Kildare Youth Services provide opportunities for student’s placement in the Youth Information Service.

If you are interested in a placement in the Youth Work Sector

please e-mail Ger Cronin Youth Information Co-ordinator at [email protected] please include your CV and placement requirement and dates.

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Youth Information Service Programmes and Workshops 

The centre operates under the National Youth Information guidelines, and offers a unique approach to youth information in that the information team strive to animate the information through the development of programme work.

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  • Internet Safety Initiative

Internet Safety Quiz and one to one mentoring

Internet Safety Programmes

Internet Safety Creative Art Programmes

Internet Safety Workshops

Cyberbullying Workshops

Internet Safety Programmes aims to educate young people about the safe use of the internet and social networking. Encouraging young people to have a positive attitude towards the internet and embrace it in a responsible and age appropriate manner.

Creating a better and safer internet for young people.

Through the programme young people learn how to use the internet and social networking safely.
















  • CV Preparation and Interview Skills Programme


Kildare Youth Services, Youth Information Services have developed a practical skills youth programme which helps young people develop the skills necessary in CV Preparation and Interview Skills to help improve their chances in securing, summer, part-time or full-time work.

If you answer No to the following questions this programme is for you!

Do you have the best CV you can have?

Do you recognise or know your skills?

Can you demonstrate how you have gained these skills?

Do you know what to expect at an interview?

Can you answer the following interview questions?

Tell me about yourself?

Give me an example of when you used your own initiative?

What are your best and worst attributes?


The programme is free of charge for your young people aged between 16 and 25 who are looking to improve their skills to gain employment.

Drop into the centre or contact KYS Youth Information Service at Canal Stores, Basin Street, Naas, Co. Kildare. Phone: 045 898334 or email [email protected]

  • Youth Information Services UPS Road Code Programme


UPS Road Code is a road hazard awareness programme for young people aged 12 to 19 year olds. UPS developed the UPS Road Code programme to share their success on the road with young people.

Due to the success of the Road Code programme in the USA and the UK the UPS Foundation partnered with UK Youth to bring the programme to Ireland through its new partner Youth Work Ireland. UPS are committed to helping young people in Ireland to enjoy a long, safe life on the road, whether as a novice or aspiring driver, a passenger, a moped rider, a cyclist or a pedestrian.

Kildare Youth Services, Youth Information Service are delivery partners and are the first in Ireland to deliver this programme first in 2016 and recently with young people from Naas, Rathangan and Leixlip youth projects. 

The programme includes 4 road code lessons through workshops, discussions, quiz’s, video’s and using the driving simulator. All young people receive goodie bags and certificated on completion of the programme. 


  • Babysitting Skills Programme

Babysitting Skills Programme is aimed at teenagers aged 14 - 18 who want to begin babysitting or enhance child care skills. Young people learn the skills required to be a responsible babysitter.


The programme uses hands-on activities, videos, quizzes, discussions and role play to help participants learn how to be responsible skilled babysitter.


Programme Content:

Babysitter qualities/responsibilities, basic first aid, basic child care, feeding, playtime and home safety. Discipline, personal & home safety. Job seeking skills.




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  • Driver Theory Test Programme

The driver theory test programme engaged young people in a positive learning experience. The programme combined practical learning and support through the practice driver theory test CD rom, rules of the road and learning aids. Group work through, workshops, discussions, visit to driver theory test centre, community awareness, study visits, road safety talk by Garda Traffic, team building, relationship building, decision making, communication skills, assertiveness, resolving conflicts and building positive self-esteem. Where young people were prepared and confident in passing the driver theory test. Young participants also have the opportunity at the end of the programme to experience an off road driving lesson, to ultimately become responsible drivers


  • Is Europe for You? Workshops



KYS Youth Information Centre have partnered with VSI a EVS (European Voluntary Service) sending organisation.
EVS offers young people age 18-30 years a fully funded opportunity to volunteer internationally from two months* to one year.

Amazing experience and great career opportunity!

To find out more, 

drop-in, phone or e-mail the YIC
Don't just thinking about it - apply now!

http://eurodesk.ie/volunteereu.html







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The European Voluntary Service Programme (EVS) is an EU funded programme for 18-30 year olds. The programme funds travel, accommodation, food and pocket money as well as preparation, on-arrival training and personal support during the project. Volunteering opportunities are available from 2 to 12 months (shorter periods and extra financial support are available for those with extra support needs e.g. those who have a disability and unemployed people).

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