This action plan was presented to and approved by the membership at our recent conference event 2019. Here is a synopsis for your information. Any question do not hesitate in contacting the office.
New members to the youth work alliance this month include:
Shantallow Youth Intervention Group
Marrowbone Youth Club
Seymourhill & Conway Residents Association and Youth Council
Blackmountain Action Group
Inverbrena Youth Club
Glen Development Initiative
The Whistle Project
Welcome to the family everyone!
Arlene Kee, Ass. Director of Youth presents to the Members Conference this year in the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick. The conference this year reflected and assessed last years programme of work. We also set out the organisational priorities for the year ahead.
Alliance members hosted Catherine Smith MP in St. Peters Immaculata YC as she examined youth work and its impacts on crime. We must thank Colin McGrath MLA for his support.
The Stop Attacks Campaign met with the Children’s Commissioner this week to outline progress made and possible joint working arrangements in the future. this was a very productive meeting and we look forward to working with you all again in the near future.
Do you have a story, event or video that you wish to share with the field. Please send this to us for distribution.
A number of youth work staff attended the Four Corners Festival event in Grovenor House with Fr. Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries. This was a very enlightening event with new perspectives on our work with at risk young people.
All units should now have received their Service Level Agreements from the Education Authority. These have been circulated and will receive support sessions from both the EA and Youth Work Alliance in the coming weeks. Anyone requiring additional support needs to contact the Alliance Office and arrange the necessary meetings. Check also the diary for hub meetings.
The Youth Work Alliance has been successful in securing three tenders to facilitate the participation of young people in the START programme. These events will take place in West Belfast, Derry/Londonderry and Larne/Carrickfergus. Keeping watching for updates!
October 2018 newsletter