CYC works with some 500 voluntary youth groups in the greater Dublin area. Youth clubs and youth groups provide an invaluable resource for youth people in many areas. They are largely delivered through the voluntary effort of committed adults, supported by the staff of the youth service and its local regional youth services.
Youth clubs and groups are
voluntary (both for the young people and for the volunteer/leader),
youth clubs are engaged in a non- formal education process with young people
offer recreational and educational activities for young people,
providing a voice and a role for young people.
Young people benefit by,
new activities and opportunities
a place to go to and meet other young people
informal and non formal learning
advice and information
Positive changes ( positive personal development )
Relationships and respect.
Growth of positive esteem in young people
Positive influences and social integration
learning from experience.
The community benefits
by developing the social capital of young people-
by creating community leaders,
by providing a place and a space for its young people
To find out where is your local youth club or group or if you would like to start one in your area, contact CYC .