Youth Work Ireland Cork

Targetted Youth Funding Scheme (TYFS)

Youth Groups (TYFS)

Homework Support


The objective of homework support is to prevent early school leaving and to present a more positive attitude towards education. Age group 7 to 12 years – 10 members


Monday to Thursday- 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Cool Art Club


This programme aims to provide social education/creative and fun based activities to raise awareness, personal development and develop social skills. Age group 7 to 12 years


Monday and Wednesday – 6pm to 7pm

School group


The main objective is to develop this group’s social and creative skills; through art and development education exercises. Age group 12 to 13 years


Sixth class from a local primary school attend the youth project every Thursday & Friday morning from 12.30 pm to 2 pm

Teenage Girls Group:


The target group for this programme are teenage girls who are ‘at risk’ of drugs/alcohol abuse, anti-social behaviour and are not accessing any youth service. The aim is to include them and give them a space to express themselves. Age group 16 years to 24 years


Friday from 7.30 pm to 9 pm

Drama Girls Group


The aim is to establish a teenage drama group in Gurranabraher, targeting teenagers who are not involved in any youth programmes. 14 and 17 years.


Friday, 4.30 pm to 6 pm

Teen Gym


The aim is to raise awareness on the importance of health and fitness/healthy eating and exercise and to include those who do not access other youth services. The HSE Community Health worker supports this programme through the Health Action Zone. Age group 13 to 19 years Open to all


Wednesday 3pm to 7 pm

Friday Boys Drop in Group (Friday Club):


The drop in programme provides an informal and safe setting for young people to hang out. The aim is to address anti-social behaviour and any other issues that are relevant to the young people. Under the supervision of youth workers Age group 15 years to 22 years As it is a drop in - group – numbers vary on a weekly basis.


Friday 6 pm to 7 pm

Soccer Group


The aim is to provide training/coaching for teenage young people who have an interest in playing soccer. To give the team an opportunity to participate in local soccer leagues and the confidence to join local soccer clubs. Age group 12 to 17 years


Tuesday 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Mind Your Head Programme


This aim of the mind your head resource pack is to raise awareness and provide information on mental health issues and suicide. This programme is delivered in local secondary schools and in the youth groups This is a 10 week structured programme, workshops are around; exploring mental health issues, interactive exercises, information and contact numbers and a group project on how they would like get messages on positive mental health across to others. This programme was updated in 2020.


http://www.myh.ie

Cyber Café (Youth Café)


The aim of this group is to link in with young people who are not accessing or who have dropped out of the youth services. To provide a safe environment for the young people to chill out. To build relationships with the young people and asses, discuss their needs. Information & support is also available when needed. Youth Cafés are drug & alcohol-free environments designed for relaxation, recreation, and entertainment. Age group 13 to 17 years


Thursday 7 pm to 8.30pm

Summer Scheme


This is an annual event aimed at young people who will not be going on any summer holidays. It allows young people to build relationships with the youth workers and make it easier for young people to access the youth service in the future. The summer scheme also includes various creative methods which gives a young person an overview of the various groups they can potentially join. Age group 10 to 16 years Members 20 to 30


Two weeks in July

Youth Council


This council provides a space for young people from different groups to meet each other and to find out about what they do in the other groups. Young people link in with the board of directors and are part of the broader decision-making process. This group promotes leaderships and facilitates young people to have a voice in decisions that affect them. Age group 10 to 24 years


Meeting once a month

Arts Groups (TYFS)

Music Group


The main objective to providing a music course is to give marginalised young people the opportunity to learn how to play different instruments, voice training and lyric writing. Learn how to work together in creating a band or ensemble. Build relationship with the youth workers and the youth service. Age groups; group 15 to 24


Tuesday, 7pm to 9pm.

Rapping, Song Writing & Beats Groups:


The aim of these groups is to address and respond to the needs of young people, who are experiencing problems with alcohol/drugs and want alternative way of socialising. Giving them an outlet to express themselves through their music. The age of attendance of these groups is from 10 to 24 years.


Tuesday, 4 pm to 8pm

Urban Art Group


The aims and objectives of Arts classes are to introduce young people into the arts and to give them the opportunity to develop their creative and social skills and to experience different art media. The model underpinning the Gurranabraher Arts Programme is a Community Education approach to Community Arts Ages between 13 to 17 years.


Wednesday, 7.15 pm to 9.30 pm

Music Lessons


The main objective to providing a music course is to give marginalised young people the opportunity to learn how to play different instruments, voice training and lyric writing. Learn how to work together in creating a band or ensemble. Build relationship with the youth workers and the youth service. Age groups; group 10 to 24


Mondays 3.00pm to 6.00pm Tuesdays 3.00pm to 7.00pm

Drugs Projects (CLDATF – Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force)

The Drugs Outreach Project


The Drugs Outreach Project was established in 2000 to meet the needs of young people aged between 12 and 21 years who are ‘at risk’ of drugs/alcohol abuse and who are not accessing any youth services/clubs in the area. The aim of the project is to prevent/divert young people from drugs and alcohol abuse by using a harm reduction model. A variety of programmes, interventions and activities have been established in consultation with the local Youth Network committee and young people and families to meet the needs. A family support group has been introduced into the community, which is linked with Tabor Lodge. Individual and family counselling and referrals to treatment is also provided.


One to one counselling Family support Referrals to treatment centre Brief intervention programme Strengthening families Working with homeless agencies Concerned Persons Group After care group Information workshops to youth groups and community groups

Up Cork – LGBTQ+ Youth Group


To provide a holistic, inclusive and empowering service to LGBTQ+ young people. Groups meet twice weekly. Ages 15 to 24. Group Work & One to One meetings.


Tuesday 6.00 to 8.00pm (Existing Members) Wednesday 5.00pm to 7.00pm (New Members)

QQI Level 4 Digital Skills & Creative Arts


This is a 44 week full time course based in Youth Work Ireland Cork (The Hut), for anyone aged between 16- 25 years old. The focus of the course is to provide an opportunity for students to progress to full time, training, education or employment after completion. Course Modules Include: Digital Media Technology Information Technology Painting Drawing Graphic Design Functional Maths Personal Effectiveness Communications


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