Youth Work Ireland Tipperary (YWIT) adopts a rights-based, youth-led approach to foster learning, innovation, hope and high expectations in young people, their families and their community. Its methods of engagement with young people include group work, individual supports, drop in and outreach work.
The Thurles youth project engages with young people in relation to social and personal development issues such as family/ relationship issues, education, substance misuse, offending behaviour and health. Programmes and activities are chosen based on the needs and interests of the young people and can include arts and crafts, cooking, drama, video production, outdoor pursuits, and health and fitness. Some programmes focus on personal development, social and life skills, and such issues as anger, loss, education and awareness around drugs. The project also provides a Youth Café facility.
Target Group: Children and Young People, aged 10 – 24 years, in Thurles.
Referral: Referrals can be made by statutory, community and voluntary agencies or by parents/guardians and young people themselves.