Author archive: Layla

Supporting Our Girls to Stay in Sports

Sports Recognition for Girls Roadshows a Huge Success By the age of 14, girls drop out of sports twice as often as boys and Donegal Youth Council are here to challenge that.  Over the past few months the 33 young people who make up the youth council developed a Sports Recognition for Girls Roadshow.  It…

DYS Guide to Surviving The Leaving Cert

The Leaving Cert has just begun, and Donegal Youth Service want to lower stress levels around the county and offer some tips.  We want you to know that whatever happens there are lots of options available to you.  Even if you mix up your algebra with your aurals. First things first you have to take…

Kasia’s Trip to Belgium with Eurodesk

Youth Information: The backbone of a successful Youth Strategy Our very own Youth Information Officer Katarzyna Kurzeja (Kasia) travelled to Brussels in May as the representative for Eurodesk Ireland for the ‘Youth Information: The Backbone of a Successful Youth Strategy’ conference.  The event was part of European Youth Week. “As an experienced Youth Information Officer…

Thank You Sonia and Jimmy McKinney

We would like to say a huge thank you to both Jimmy McKinney and Sonia McKinney Sonia McKinney recorded a beautiful CD in memory of our much missed colleague Orla O’Reilly (pictured left). She raised an incredible €1,445.00 for our Young Carers project, which provides respite care, peer, and one-to-one support for young people who…

Support Trash ‘N’ Fashion tomorrow.  Can’t make it?  Make a donation online anyway :)

Trash ‘N’ Fashion is almost here – it’s all happening tomorrow at 7pm in The Mount Errigal Hotel and tickets are only 10Euro.  We were chosen by the public as the local charity to receive the proceeds this year, and we will be putting it all into our Teen Talk programme which receives minimal funding. So even…

*New* Young Adult Support Group

  Not sure what to expect?  Here’s what last years participant’s said: “It was so chilled that I could doodle or draw while the group was on, the informality was perfect, even the way we sat in a loose circle, it allowed us to relax and bond. It allowed you to engage in a way…

The reasons why we have to listen to our teens (13 Reasons Why/Youth Mental Health)

We recently wrote a piece for Donegal Woman about youth mental health and some of the issues that the controversial Netflix show 13 Reasons Why brought up. “Although 13 Reasons Why is certainly not perfect, and many of the criticisms are valid, it has certainly started important discussions around mental health and young people and…

Sports Recognition for Girls Roadshow (DYC)

The Donegal Youth Council launched their Sports Recognition for Girls Roadshow in the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny on Wednesday 26th April. The Roadshow will continue throughout the month of May, travelling to the Finn Valley Centre, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, St Catherine’s Vocational School Killybegs and Scoil Mhuire Buncrana. Young ladies from all over Donegal have been attending…

Summer Camps @ The Loft!

Book a Summer Camp @ The Loft Summer is fast approaching, even if it may not feel like it anymore since the first heat wave of the year has been replaced by what feels like constant rain.  Don’t let the weather get to you – book a Summer camp at The Loft and you’ll have…

DYS Volunteer Karen Conlon Awarded Top Outstanding Young Person Award

DYS Volunteer Karen Conlon was awarded a Top Outstanding Young Person Award at the Donegal JCI Award ceremony last weekend. Karen does so much amazing work with DYS and we are delighted to see her get the recognition she deserves!  We are all absolutely delighted for her.                  …

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