Purpose

We offer children and young people a variety of supports and services inclusive of a wide range of social, personal, educational, recreational and creative programmes.

 
 

Objectives

  • To provide a safe, nurturing and respectful environment where children and young people are valued.
  • To support the work of parents and families in preparing their children for their future.
  • To support children and young people to reach their potential in all aspects of their lives
  • To Develop quality responses to the needs of young people.

 
 

Our programmes/Services – What we do

Education Support

We provide educational and homework supports to primary and secondary school students. Staff and volunteers provide one to one or small group support for those who require it.

Social Development Programmes

Children and young people can engage in a range of programmes and activities. Programmes are developed in response to the group age, needs and interests and they include educational, recreational, personal and social development as well as sports, art, film making and much more.

Individual supports

Sometimes children and young people require a little extra support. When necessary we work with children and young people on a one-to-one basis to support their involvement in groups.

IT Training

All children and young people who are involved with the service can access our multi media room. Here they can develop their IT skills, take part in our touch typing programmes or get digitally creative.

Junior Leadership Training

Teenagers who have been involved in our service over a period of time are given the opportunity to take part in Junior Leadership Training. They can then go on to support other young people in their participation in programmes.

 
 

Calendar and Fees

There are no fees for homework support and our children. Our youth programmes are subsidised which enables us to provide the service for a fee of 4 Euro per week.

 

 

Contact Us

We operate an open door policy, please feel free to drop into the Children and Youth Services Office at any time or call us at your convenience.

 
 
Children and Youth Services Department
Fr. McGrath Family Resource Centre

St Josephs Road,
Kilkenny

Tel. 056-7751988 ext. 3
email: karintodd26@gmail.com

Contact: Karin Todd – Department Manager

Triona Buckley – Senior Youth Worker