PLANS FOR ‘YOUTH WORK WEEK’ IN CO. MONAGHAN

20 April 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

YOUTH Work Ireland-Monaghan celebrates Youth Work Ireland-Week from the 21st to the 28th April and is calling for a moratorium on cuts to frontline youth services.
In a statement this week, Youth Work Ireland-Monaghan said it was proud to be an affiliated member of Youth Work Ireland, a national, federal organisation with 22-member organizations, and celebrating its’ 50th anniversary this year.
Each member organisation serves a local area and has their own Board and works with and for young people. Together the 22 member organisations advocate on a national level to ensure the voice of young people is heard. Youth Work Ireland started off 50 years ago and was the National Federation of Youth Clubs before becoming the National Youth Federation and then Youth Work Ireland.
In County Monaghan, there has been a local organisation since 1985. First called the County Monaghan Federation of Youth Clubs, then Monaghan Youth Federation and now Youth Work Ireland-Monaghan. Youth Work Ireland-Monaghan runs a number of services across the county.
This includes affiliated youth clubs in Corcaghan, Carrickmacross, Doohamlet, Clones, Ballybay, and Castleblayney. Youth Work Ireland-Monaghan also runs the Youth Information/Youth Café service in Castleblayney, the Youth Information service on O’Neill Street in Carrickmacross, a Youth Information Outreach and Training Service and Youth Services in Ballybay and Clones. Youth Work Ireland-Monaghan is also involved in running several Peace Funded projects.
Mary Lynch, Regional Director of Youth Work Ireland-Monaghan echoes the statement released by John Gilmore, President of Youth Work Ireland:
“We are asking people to support us, all around this country by engaging with young …

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