Involve Youth Project Ballinasloe operates 2 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 people’s development is supported through programme areas of health, both physical and mental, as well as education, employment, wellbeing and participation within wider society.
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 – it ensures that our communication is ongoing and that 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
- Food Plans/Recipes
- Information on Covid 19
- Positive Mental and Physical Health
Involve Ballinasloe is working collaboratively with GRD, GTM, Schools, County Council , HSE, Tusla to ensure our services are here to support our Young People.
Involve Youth Project Ballinasloe
- APRIL COSTELLO – Youth Work Coordinator
- KAREN CAMPBELL – Youth Worker
- PAMELA FALLON – Youth Worker
- JOHN CAWLEY – CE Youth Worker
- WILLIAM CAWLEY – CE Youth Worker