Involve Youth Project Ballinasloe operates 4 days per week offering programmes and activities for Young Travellers aged 10-24 years of age. Our programme schedule aims to support young people to reach their full potential. Programmes and activities are delivered through a range of methodologies that meet the young people where they are at, ensuring the best possible approach. Young Peoples development is supported through programme areas of Health, both Physical & Mental Health, Education, Employment, Wellbeing and Participation within Society.
Covid 19 – A New Approach
Although traditional youth work is not taking place during these times, Involve Youth Project Ballinasloe aims to continue our work plan through a blend of outreach and digital learning and supports. This is a completely new way of working with our young people and it ensures our communication is ongoing and our young people have continued support and assistance.
Outreach is delivered through the supply of Activity Packs to young people and their families. The main objective of the packs is to stay in touch with young people and empower them by continuing to provide programmes, activities and supports to ensure their wellbeing through:
Maintaining a positive approach
Developing new skills through pack activities and online tutorials
Information on Covid 19
Positive Mental and Physical Health
Communication is ongoing as Activities completed from the pack are sent to the youth workers who then upload them through the Social Media platform of:
Facebook Involveyouthservice Ballinasloe&Loughrea
Involve Ballinasloe is working collaboratively with GRD, GTM, Schools, County Council , HSE, Tusla to ensure our services are here to support our Young People.
Youthwork Coordinator – April Costello
Youth Work Assistant – Karen Campbell
CE Youth Worker – John Cawley
CE Youth Worker – William Cawley