Youth Work Ireland
Youth Work Ireland is the largest youth organisation in Ireland and is a federal not-for-profit organisation made up of 21 Local Member Youth Services and a National Office. YWI delivers an Integrated Youth Services Model to young people in their communities. This means that young people around Ireland can avail of a whole range of services and supports – if and when they need them.
We engage with over 116,000 young people and their local communities every week – that is 20% of all young people in Ireland – across nearly 500 different sites. Over the years we have developed highly innovative services, supports and programmes for young people between the ages of 10-25 years, including: mental health supports, resilience building, anxiety programmes, drug and alcohol supports, sports activities, LGBT+ youth work, club development, employability programmes, road safety programmes, music programmes, positive sexual health information, counselling services, rural outreach and fun safe spaces for young people to gather.
YWI also work to enhance youth work internationally in cooperation with European partners with the support of Erasmus+, EYCA, ERIYCA, EYCIC, PEAVE IV, the 5 Nations/BIPA etc and this includes advocacy, youth exchanges, exchanges of best practice, innovation projects and more.
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