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Applications Open for Art & Creativity Course in Gurranabraher

Art & Creativity Course now enrolling for October 2017. Please see below poster for details.

For more information, check out the Facebook Page of the course.

 

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For more information, check out the Facebook Page of the course.

 

 

You(th) Join – Youth from Northside of Cork City Prepare for Youth Exchange

 

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Youth Work Ireland Cork (YWIC) has taken the lead on an exciting new project in partnership with the  Cork City Partnership (CCP).  We are bringing 9 young people from the northside of Cork City to Slovenia for a week of learning and activities this August. Young people from Gurranabraher, Churchfield, & Farranree will travel over 2,000km to Kranj, Slovenia, to meet another 30 young people from partner countries Finland, Greece & Slovenia. All of the young people have been selected to take part in an Erasmus+ funded youth exchange called You(th) Join.

 

Youth exchanges allow groups of young people from different countries to meet, live together and work on shared projects for short periods which take place outside of the school environment. On a youth exchange, young people can expect to participate in activities such as developmental workshops, exercises, debates, role-plays, outdoor activities and more. The countries involved in this exchange are Ireland, Finland, Greece & Slovenia. This youth exchange will take place in Kranj, Slovenia.  The project is funded by Erasmus+ through the Irish National Agency, Leargas.

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This youth exchange is the brainchild of four different countries – Finland, Ireland, Greece and Slovenia. Its aim is to provide the opportunity to travel and interact with peers from different countries with different cultures and to participate in a European programme for young people aged 13-17. The exchange also aims at promoting intercultural dialogue, understanding and raising young people’s communication skills and self-knowledge of the inner self through the development of creative interactive activities, foreign language communication, developing games and cultural evenings. For many young people this is an opportunity to travel and to meet with peers from other cultures for the first time, with the possibility of developing new friendships and learning to become more tolerant and respectful towards diversity.

Young people selected for this Youth Exchange are Craig Sweeney (15, Gurranabraher), Mark Healy (15, Kilnap), Megan Hennessy (16, Gurranabraher), Ben Walsh (15, Blarney), Aidan O’ Flaherty (15, Gurranabraher), Cian O’ Keefe (15, Farranree), Ryan O’ Sullivan (15, Farranree), Megan O’ Donovan (16, Farranree) & Kyile Leahy (16, Fairfield).

 

Attending the exchange with the young people are youth workers Joe Curtin (Youth Work Ireland Cork) & Yvonne Quilligan (Cork City Partnership). Joe Curtin is a professional qualified Youth Worker and has worked full-time with Youth Work Ireland Cork in the Gurranabraher/Churchfield area for the last 3 years. Yvonne has worked for the Cork City Partnership for 17 years in the area of youth & community and currently works as an enterprise development officer. Yvonne was involved in the set-up of her own youth café in Farranree over 6 years ago.

The youth exchange itself is due to take place from the 7th of  August to the 14th of August. Several planning meetings have already taken place in the Youth centre in Gurranabraher.  To raise money for the trip the young people completed a sponsored walk on July 27th.  Any further support would be very much appreciated. To support us, please email admin@ywicork.com .

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Youth Work Ireland Cork manages 5 projects in Cork city. These are: Special Project for Youth (SPY), Gurrnabraher Arts Project (GAP), Community Drugs Project, Local Training Initiative (LTI), UP Cork LGBT Youth Project. YWIC work with over 600 young people per year in various projects which are a community based response to young people’s needs. YWIC offers them the opportunity to contribute to and participate in social education, artistic and recreational activities. Youth work Ireland Cork (YWIC) provides a community based response to young peoples’ needs by offering them an opportunity to participate in educational, social education, artistic and recreational activities. YWIC promotes and facilitates social and creative development of young people aged between 7 and 25 years, by enabling them to take an active role in their community. For more information on Youth Work Ireland Cork, please visit www.ywicork.com or check out Facebook & Twitter : @YWICork .

 

Cork City Partnerships aim is to improve the life chances and opportunities of people who experience the effects of poverty and social exclusion through promoting equality and inclusion for all. They do this by Increasing access to services, education, employment, and recreational activities for people who are experiencing disadvantage or social exclusion, Facilitating local community groups to achieve active and effective community engagement and community participation, Working in partnership with local communities, agencies, local elected representatives and state funded bodies to build strong, healthy sustainable and equitable communities, Influencing policy by researching issues and contributing to working groups and committees on relevant policy related issues & Advocating for policies, supports and services that address gaps in relation to social exclusion. For more info on Cork City Partnership see http://corkcitypartnership.ie/ .

 

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For more information about this Erasmus+ Youth Exchange please contact Joe Curtin on (086)8274863 or e-mail joe.curtin@ywicork.com .

 

 

Steps 2 Cope

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Help us to win Poster Competition.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

One of our young people have submitted this poster into the below competition. Please click the link and give it a 5 star rating.

The poster was created by Rebecca who is in 6th class in Scoil Padre Pio.

 

** CLICK ON THIS LINK: https://whatsyourstory.trendmicro.ie/entry/2-67e10/ **

 
Please tag, comment & Share so more people can see.

Wish us Luck!!

 

Feeling Safe on the Net.

Feeling Safe on the Net.

Youth Work Ireland Election 2016 Manifesto: 12 point plan for young people and youth services.

Youth Work Ireland Election 2016 Manifesto

Youth Work Ireland Election 2016 Manifesto

Youth Work Ireland Cork Celebrate Safer Internet Day 2016.

Safer Internet Day 2016 takes place on Tuesday the 9th of February. Safer Internet Day is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise Ireland and will be celebrated in Ireland on Tuesday 9th February 2016.
 
The call to action for Safer Internet Day 2016 is; “Play your part for a better internet” and the hashtags are #SID2016 and #Up2Us. Explore their site for ideas, information and inspiration on how to get involved.
 
For the last few weeks, our school group from Scoil Padre Pio (Churchfield) have been coming to Youth Work Ireland Cork to work on an Internet Poster campaign. They have been taken part in numerous Internet workshops including, Cyber Bullying, Private VS Public: What information to put online, How to respond to getting hurtful messages and much more. When finished, the young people will display their posters in the school and in the youth project.
Also as part of Safer Internet Day, YWIC will be giving Internet Safety presentations to different groups including some of the 4th year students of Gaelscoil Mhuire (AG) as part of YWIC’s Mind Your Head programme. Mind Your Head is a Mental Health & Wellbeing programme which was created in partnership with the HSE Health Action Zone (HAZ). It is delivered to different groups & schools in the locality.
6th class pupils from Scoil Padre Pio at Youth WOrk Ireland Cork participating in an Internet Safety Workshop

6th class pupils from Scoil Padre Pio (Churchfield) at Youth Work Ireland Cork participating in an Internet Safety Workshop.

 
Below are some useful videos & links that where used as part of these workshops: (Please check the bottom of this post for useful Facebook pages)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please share this post & spread the word about Internet Safety for Young People!!
 
#YWIC #SaferInternetDay2016 #SID2016 #Up2Us

 

New Applications Accepted for FETAC Course this January.

Youth Work Ireland Cork in Gurranabraher is delivering a Local Training Initiative (LTI) FETAC Level 4 course in Arts & Creativity for young people aged between 16 to 24 years. NEW applications are being accepted from the 4th of January. To apply, Contact us by using the number below.

New applications accepted from 4th of January.

New applications accepted from 4th of January.

The LTI course is in partnership with Cork Education and Training Board(CETB). The programme is structured to assist young people in developing a comprehensive art portfolio for application to further education and to learn new skills. Modules include:
· Drawing
· Painting
· Digital Media
· Communications
· IT
· Business English
· Functional Maths
· Personal Effectiveness
· Work Experience

Application interviews are taking place from the 4th of January,  for more information and to arrange an appointment contact Martin O’Sullivan & Corinna Moore on 085 8130558.

‪#‎YWIC‬

Local Training Initiative Starting Soon!

For those of you who are looking for alternative learning opportunities, we are delivering a Local Training Initiative (LTI) FETAC level 4 course in Arts & Creativity. Places are limited so book your place before 30th October

 

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YWIC Crew through to TV Finals. (Article from GMCBeats.com)

Article taken from GMCBeats.com on September 1st 2015:

 

5 young Cork rappers involved in YWIC‘s rap workshops facilitated by Garry McCarthy (GMCBeats) have been selected out of hundreds of entries for the TV auditions of this year’s Junior Eurovision. They are in with a chance of representing Ireland in the finals in Bulgaria.

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Rappers impressed at the second audition for the Junior Eurovision at the Green Isle Hotel Dublin

The original song, “Is Maith Liom É”, is the only rap entry and performed completely in the Irish language. The original English version, “I Like It”, was written, produced and recorded at GMCBeats/Music Generation studio kabin in Knocknaheeny as part of the Webwise anti-cyberbullying campaign and it was performed at Dublin Castle in February 2015 for Safer Internet Day and the music video (created by Limbo) went viral in the days after.

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Still from the Music Video

They will be traveling to Dublin on 8th of September for the filming in RTE Studios and the show will be aired on TG4 soon after.

Best of luck to the YWIC Crew!

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Vacancies

Youth Work Ireland Cork has a Local Training Initiative programme (LTI) sponsored by Cork ETB.   Vacancies exist for;

LTI Coordinator:

The Coordinator will support the running of a full time training programme leading to a QQI Major Award at Level 4 in General Learning.

The successful candidate will be required to tutor young adults (aged between 16 and 24 years) to QQI level 4 modules in;

Drawing;

Painting;

Digital Media;

Communications;

Information Technology;

Personal Effectiveness;

Business English;

Functional Maths

 

The Coordinator will be required to manage/administer and organize the programme in conjunction with the Assistant Coordinator. The ideal candidate will be required to prepare and assess the QQI Major Award working with the Assistant Coordinator.

Skills & Education:

The successful candidate will be required to have a strong knowledge of the National Qualifications Framework System of accreditation and a QQI quality assurance process. The ideal candidate will have good interpersonal and communication skills and a team worker.

Candidates must hold a relevant qualification in teaching and a relevant qualification in a particular discipline (according to the NFQ) that is at least one level above the module or overall course certification that is being delivered and have at least two years relation professional experience. Previous experience in the coordination of a LTI will be an advantage. Excellent computer literacy is essential to the role.

 

Assistant Coordinator:

Youth Work Ireland Cork is also recruiting an Assistant Coordinator.

The Assistant coordinator involves supporting the Coordinator in the delivery and the coordination of training on the ETB LTI course. The position includes the provision and support to the Coordinator in managing and supporting the participants on the LTI course and ensuring participants receive the required training for the FETAC level 4 Award and develop the necessary skills, including personal skills.

Candidates will be required to hold a relevant national qualification in teaching and a relevant qualification in a particular discipline (according to the NQF) that is at least one level above the module or overall course certification and have at least two years experience. Excellent computer literacy is essential to the role.

 

Both positions are 35hr per week for a period of 33 weeks, and are subject to funding.

Youth Work Ireland Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Closing date for application for both positions is Friday, 28th August 2015 at 5pm

Please forward your C.V. with covering letter stating your qualifications, experience and suitability as well as which position applied for to:

Mr. Michael O’Sullivan, Chairperson,

Youth Work Ireland Cork,

11 Gurranabraher Rd.,

Cork

 

Job Descriptions 

LIT Coordinator: 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To develop a work plan in consultation with other appropriate staff, CETB, and trainees in order to
  • Implement a training programme which meets the needs of trainees.
  • To design and plan the Participants ILP’s (Individual Learning Plans) in   consultation with thetrainees and relevant staff.
  • Direct delivery of modules to all trainees on the Training Program.
  • Prepare participants portfolios for FETAC accreditation.
  • Recruitment of trainees to programme.
  • To co-ordinate the activities and modules related to the Training Programme.
  • Maintain all necessary financial records and provide monthly and other financial reports to YWICork Administrator

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provision of ongoing individual support to trainees in the form of regular one-to-one supervision to ensure they benefit from and successfully complete the programme
  • Evaluate trainees progress with regular group and individual evaluations
  • Hold regular meetings with the LTI Assistant Co-ordinator to develop ongoing work plans
  • Monitor and evaluate overall programme in accordance with CETB procedures
  • Keep project records in accordance with FETAC, CEI and FAS requirements
  • Planning of future programmes
  • To uphold the ethos of Youth Work Ireland Cork (YWIC), which operates accordingly to the principles of Youth Work
  • and the principles of Adult Education
  • To attend relevant external training
  • Implement YWIC’s Health and Safety procedures
  • Provide cover for other members of staff when required
  • To take on other tasks and duties that will further develop the aims and objectives of YWICork
  • Report to and attend monthly support & Supervision with YWICork Director of Services

CETB duties:

  • Co-ordinate the learners’ registration with CETB when joining the LTI Programme
  • Monitor, record and report learners’ attendance to CETB on a weekly basis and maintain attendance sheets.
  • Under supervision of YWICork Director of Services, general liaison with CETB for all matter relating to the Training Programme
  • Submission of termination forms to CETB when trainees finish on Training Programme
  • Deliver 25% of the LTI Training

Meetings & Networks:

  • Attend YWICork staff meetings as required
  • Liaise and cooperate with other areas within YWICork and other services in Gurranabraher/Churchfield to ensure effective service delivery to learners
  • Liaise with other relevant groups both locally and nationally

Essential Skills/Experience required:

  • Teaching Qualification or other equivalent qualification
  • Experience in delivering training programmes/modules
  • Experience in youth development and community education
  • Experience in programme co-ordination
  • Excellent interpersonal and motivational skills
  • Commitment to anti-racist policies and practice

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Knowledge and understanding of youth issues
  • Facilitation and group work skills

 

Hours of work are 35 per week normally 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Salary: FAS/LTI rates apply

 

Assistant Coordinator:

 

  • Assist the LTI Coordinator in the recruitment of learners to the LTI
  • To co-ordinate some of the activities and modules related to the LTI
  • To assist in the provision of ongoing support to learners to ensure they benefit from and successfully complete the programme
  • Design, deliver and evaluate modules for the LTI
  • Deliver 75% of the LTI Training
  • Organise accreditation of the LTI modules where appropriate in conjunction with the LTI Coordinator
  • Together with YWICork’s Director of Services and LTI Coordinator identify, recruit and supervise tutors for modules
  • Attend supervision and performance monitoring with LTI Co-ordinator or YWICork’s Director of Services
  • Hold regular meetings with the LTI Co-ordinator to develop ongoing work plans
  • Assist with the evaluation of learners’ progress with regular group and individual evaluations
  • Assist the LTI Coordinator to facilitate progression to other forms of training, education or employment
  • Together with the LTI Coordinator and the YWICork’s Director of Services to monitor and evaluate overall programme in accordance YWICork and CETB procedures
  • Keep and maintain project records in accordance with requirements of YWICork and CETB
  • Plan future programmes
  • Report to LTI Coordinator and the YWICork Director of Services and complete monthly progress reports
  • Assist in the maintenance all necessary financial records and provide monthly and other financial reports to YWICork administrator

 

Hours of work are 35 per week normally 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Salary: FAS/LTI rates apply

 

YWIC Group Vying to represent Ireland at Junior Eurovision.

5 of the 6 young rappers vying to represent Ireland

 

 

Youth Work Ireland Cork are have sent a group of 6 rap hopefuls to the 2nd
round of auditions, which are being held to choose what act will represent
Ireland in Bulgaria, at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This is the
first year Ireland are going forward for this competition. The 2nd
round auditions where held in Dublin on July 19th. If the group get through they will progress onto the televised selection which will be shown on TG4.

Joe Curtin, the youth worker who entered this rap group explained that ”
This is a great opportunity for the young people and for Cork to be
going forward for this event. I’m personally a big fan of
the Eurovision itself, so when I heard about this opportunity I jumped
for it. The song has to be completely sung in Irish so I’m really
impressed with the work the young people have undertaken over such a
small space of time.”

Working and supporting the group on their track is local Cork rapper and
tutor GMC. GMC holds weekly workshops at the Gurranabraher Youth Centre
(The Hut) on Tuesdays and is involved with many other projects throughout
the city. Rapping is just one of the many groups that Youth Work Ireland
cork have to offer the young people of Gurranabraher/Churchfield and city.
For more info please visit our website ywicork.com or find us on Facebook: Youth Work Ireland Cork: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-Work-Ireland-Cork/113452808746801

 

One of many rehearsals at YWIC in The Hut.

One of many rehearsals at YWIC in The Hut.

YWIC Rappers, RuffKulture, take over Cork City!

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Youth Work Ireland Cork’s Rappers, RuffKulture, are launching their fist album on Saturday, 23rd May in Camden Palace at 2pm

 

This a group of teenage rappers, singers and musicians based up at “The Hut” in Gurranabraher (Youth Work Ireland Cork). The rap workshops were featured on RTE’s The Secret Millionaire over a year ago. Warren Logan the, secret millionaire recognized the positive impact being involved in music had on the young peoples’ lives and was very impressed with the workshops facilitated by Garry McCarthy (GMCBeats). His generous contribution towards this worthwhile project allowed for extra workshops, which led to the making of an album.

 

The extra workshops are facilitated by Garry McCarthy (GMCBeats), Rory McGovern & Ophelia McCabe.  Lately they have been busy recording the album tracks up at the BeatBox StudioKabin in Knocknaheeny (a space provided by Music Generation Cork City). Music Generation Cork also supports the Music project.

 

The Rappers have featured on RTE’s Elev8, performed at the Music Generation Concert Party at the Opera House, LiveStyles Youth Hip Hop Festival in Cork and The Make A Move Festival in Limerick.

Expect to hear a lot of local hip hop talent from around Cork City along with the RuffKulture crew, as well as a HUGE rap cypher (uninterrupted session whereby rappers show off their skills and pass the mic onto the next). Other acts include; Trigger (A past member of the rap workshops in Gurranabraher who has gone on to release his own videos and album independently); ApocalypseE; MataMatik/The Street Poet; Bubba Shakespeare and the Urban Hippies; Garry McCarthy (GMCBeats and the Hut Junior Rap Crew.
There will also be a Rap Cypher (recorded) on the day. So to be part of possibly the biggest cyper the city has ever seen all you got to do is to come along with your best 16 bars and show off your skills.

 

All ages welcome. Tickets 5euro. Free entry with each CD album purchased.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow Youth Work Ireland Cork on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-Work-Ireland-Cork/113452808746801

Twitter:   https://twitter.com/YWICork

RuffKulture Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RuffKulture?fref=ts

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Teens can GYM for just €1!

Teens can GYM for just €1!

A Teen Gym is available for young people aged between 13 – 19 every Wednesday for just €1 per week. This takes place at Leisure World in Churchfield on Wednesdays at 2.45pm. This Teen Gym is run by Youth Work Ireland Cork in Gurranabraher and supported by the HSE Health Action Zone (HAZ). Youth Worker Joe Curtin stated that ” This is a great opportunity for the young people in the Churchfield/ Gurranabraher area, to have the gym every week for just €1. I would be jumping at the chance.”

YWIC also run a Soccer group for both boys and girls between the ages 10 – 15 every week at the Sam Allen pitches. For more info on any of these groups, please contact Joe on 086/ 827 48 63 or visit their website, ywicork.com .

Supporting Youth Empowerment through Youth Work

 

Group Shot of all involved in the Fast Forward project.

Group Shot of all involved in the Fast Forward project.

A project called ‘Fast Forward’ that Youth Work Ireland Cork (Gurranabraher, Cork City) hosted has been selected by the European Commission as an example of Best Practice. It has been selected in the category of  “Supporting youth
empowerment through youth work”. Youth Worker Joe Curtin and a participant of the programme Helen O’ Keefe have been invited to Brussels, for European Youth Week, to receive the award and also to attend a high level debate at the European Commission on May 6th & 7th.

The Fast forward was in partnership with CIT Crawford College of Art and Designs, Creativity and Change Programme and was funded by Léargas, Erasmus+ and Irish Aid.  It was a training programme that explored Creativity Resilience and Global Citizenship and what values and capacities are important to nurture in ourselves and in our young people who face the challenges of growing up in a rapidly changing, challenging and unequal world. Within the programme, partners from UK, Malta, Ireland, Hungary and Sardinia shared creative processes that can help build capacities to shape a better future in which we can live as responsible global citizens.

The aim of this project was to create an international and intercultural learning space to explore how best to nurture the positive values and skills of responsible young global citizens who are willing to act as change-makers. The results were a set of recommendations to policy-makers on this issue, which were then shared with others working in the youth sector.

As well as the learning and exchange within the process the group have developed a resource for practitioners working in the field of youth and also making recommendations for practitioners and policy makers.

The Resources can be viewed by following the links below and you can get a day by day account of the Fast Forward training project and all that went on by following this link: http://creativityresilienceglobalcitizenship.blogspot.ie/

 

Resources:

Explorations, Reflections & Recommendations:

Activity Tool Kit:

 

#EuropeanYouthWeek #YWIC #CreateShareEngage #Youth2015

RuffKulture album launch date and venue confirmed

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RuffKulture album launch date and venue confirmed. Saturday May 23rd at 2pm in Camden Palace, Cork City.

Loads of local hip-hop influenced support acts will also be on show. More details to follow soon. Keep an eye out on our Facebook pages, Youth Work Ireland Cork & RuffKulture, for information. Supported by GMCBeats.

 

#RuffKulture

Need advice about Voting for the Upcoming Referendum?

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Can I Vote? Need Help getting registered?

Youth Work Ireland Cork will be supporting a YES vote in the upcoming referendum for marriage equality.

We are also here to help anybody who would like to vote but do not know if they are registered, or how to get registered !

We have printing facilities etc that you can use if needed. For more info or help, please contact Joe on 086/8274863 or joe.curtin@ywicork.com

YWIC are Supporting a YES Vote in the Upcoming Referndum

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Youth Work Ireland Cork will be supporting a YES vote in the upcoming referendum for marriage equality.

We are also here to help anybody who would like to vote but do not know if they are registered, or how to get registered !

We have printing facilities etc that you can use if needed. For more info or help, please contact Joe on 086/8274863 or joe.curtin@ywicork.com

Youth Work Ireland Week 2015 18th – 25th April

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It’s Youth Work Ireland Week all this week. The theme for this year is Youth Participation as voted on by the young people.

The pictures above are from the Thursday Night Cyber Café getting involved in the ‪#‎HearUsNow‬ campaign to get the voice of young people out there and heard.

 

Great Fun at YWIC Spring Table Quiz 2015

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Youth Work Ireland held their Spring Table Quiz on Wednesday Night, the 25th of March. The Table Quiz was very well attended and great fun was had by all. Watch this space for information for our next Table Quiz!

YWIC Takes part in Music Generation Concert

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Youth Work Ireland Cork (YWIC) took part in Music Generation Cork City Concert 2015. The concert took place in Cork Opera House on the 25th of March which coincided with the Cork Life Long Learning Festival. Music groups from all over the city where represented. This was a great opportunity for the Young People to experience performing in a major venue.

YWIC has a Music & Rapping group which takes place every Tuesday evening. YWIC also provide music lessons on Mondays & Tuesdays. Please visit our website or our Facebook page for more information.

Friday Night Boys Group enjoy their Mid-Term treat.

Our Friday Night Boys Group enjoyed a trip to iKids in Glanmire during their mid-term last week. See our Facebook for more pictures…..

Friday Night Boys Group enjoying their Mid-Term

Friday Night Boys Group enjoying their Mid-Term

Quiz Night Wed March 25th 7pm

A date for your diaries!!!

On the back of the positive feedback from our last Quiz Night in December, we’re having another on Wednesday 25th March at 7pm in The Hut. Great prizes for the winners and runners up as well as numerous Spot prizes and Raffle. Table of 4 cost €12 with tickets available from The Hut.

Creativity Resilience and Global Citizenship

Youth Work Ireland Cork hosted a wonderful program called ‘Fast Forward’, in partnership with CIT Crawford College of Art and Design’s, Creativity and Change programme. The programme was also supported by Erasmus+ and Irish Aid

 

Fast forward was a training programme that explored Creativity Resilience and Global Citizenship and what values and capacities are important to nurture in ourselves and in our young people who face the challenges of growing up in a rapidly changing, challenging and unequal world. Within the programme, partners from UK, Malta, Ireland, Hungary and Sardinia shared creative processes that can help build capacities to shape a better future in which we can live as responsible global citizens.

As well as the learning and exchange within the process the group have developed a resource for practitioners working in the field of youth and also making recommendations for practitioners and policy makers.

Please check out the Blog, which details the daily activities from the training:

http://creativityresilienceglobalcitizenship.blogspot.ie/

Music Talent on Show at Concert

Youth Work Ireland Cork (YWIC) presented a music showcase at The Hut, Wednesday the 17th of December. The rappers and musicians took to the stage to perform the raps and songs that they have been working on over the last few months, as part of the rapping and the music programme that YWIC run on Tuesday evenings. There was a great atmosphere on the night and the ‘first time viewers’ in attendance where genuinely shocked how talented these young musicians are. A big thank you has to go to Rory Mc Govern, Gary Mc Carthy (GMC), Ophelia McCabe, and Lloyd Hogan (Switch) for their great work throughout the year. Of course, an even bigger thank you goes to the hard work of all the young people involved, especially the hard work running up to the concert. Lets do it all again next year!

Besides Music and Rapping, YWIC offer much more on a daily basis. YWIC have programmes such as the Teen Gym, Art Classes, Cyber Cafe, Homework Club, Girls and Boys Groups and much more. We also have a dedicated drugs outreach worker who can give support, counseling and information. For more info on all these, search ‘Youth Work Ireland Cork’ on Facebook to get more details, or call us on 021 4399862.

Table Quiz for Youth Group to help fund great work

Youth Work Ireland Cork (YWIC) had their Christmas Table Quiz last Wednesday night in The Hut on Gurranabraher Road. All ages took part in what was a successful night. Their was great prizes won and great fun was had by all. Thanks as always has to go to Gurranabraher Credit Union for sponsoring this event and to all the other local organisations who donated vouchers and spot prizes.

Youth get a taste of democracy at City Hall Cork

The Lord Mayor John Buttimer and members of Youth Work Ireland Cork met on 13th February 2013 for a youth council meeting. Youth members had the opportunity to report on their favourite projects, exciting upcoming activities and share key achievements.

Mind Your Head

Youth Work Ireland Cork, in partnership with Health Action Zone for Gurranabraher & Churchfield (HAZ/HSE), hosted a training day on our ‘Mind Your Head’ programme: a resource for exploring Mental Health issues with young people. This training was aimed at those working with young people who are interested in implementing the ‘Mind Your Head’ programme.


Drop-In Group End of Year Trip

Thursday Night Teen Drop-In had a brilliant end of year trip out to Ballyhass Lakes outside Mallow. The sun shone, the fish jumped, and the water cooled us down! Check our Facebook page for photos.

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GLOW Week 2013


Youth launched Ireland’s largest sky lantern event

Hundreds of sky lanterns were released across Ireland celebrating National Youth Week sky lanterns on April 25th to celebrate Youth Work Ireland’s National Youth Week (20 – 28th April). GLOW (Go Light Our Way), Youth Work Ireland’s annual national fundraiser, aims to brighten the future for Irish young people.


YWI CORK support Amnesty International Friendship Week

The young people and staff of YWI Cork raised over €300 by buying Amnesty International’s friendship bracelets. We have been wearing a rainbow of colours on our arms this month to support human rights. Check out our Facebook page for photos and comments on friendship.