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JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP (Age 7 - 11 years)



Young people from Cranmore Co-Op youth group took part in a 4 week arts and crafts project facilitated by North Connaught Youth and  Community Services.  The emphasis of the projects was to explore ways to reuse and recycle everyday materials.  The young people created art on canvas from materials which they would normally throw out for example plastic bottles, lids of bottles, CD’s, old clothes, jewellery etc.  The group also created and decorated plant holders from plastic bottles which will be used in the sowing and planting of a garden for the young people to enjoy at the drop in.
















































































































































  • Child Protection provided to all affiliated youth groups annually
  • Leadership training (junior and senior when needed)
  • Garda Clearance available when required





North Mayo Youth Project

  • Child protection provided to all affiliated youth groups annually
  • Leadership training (junior and senior when needed)
  • Garda Clearance available when required

Youth Information Centre

Sligo Youth Information Centre have recently co-ordinated the running of  the Life Choice Programme in the Mercy College and Summerhill College in Sligo town, Coola Post Primary and Colaiste Mhuire Ballymote in Co. Sligo. The programme gave the young people an opportunity to explore their choices in life, helping them to make responsible informed choices about their lives and about parenthood, to give young people an insight into the life changing demands and commitment to being a parent.

This programme is run over 7 modules and as part of the programme the young people had the opportunity to take home and look after a RealCare baby for a night.  It was the responsibility of the students to attend to the Baby’s every need, which included feeding, rocking, burping and nappy changing.  Each time the baby cries, the student must respond within a certain time to the babies needs.  This opportunity is designed to inform the young people on the realities of parenting, babies demands are unpredictable and must be met promptly, babies require a great deal of time and attention and to explore the physical, emotional, aspirational and social consequences of parenthood.

Over 70 young people participated on this programme, and both the young people and the schools involved were very happy with this programme and the effect the experience had on the young people after a sleepless night caring for their ‘babies’.