Author archive: Layla

Lots of love in the YIC yesterday!

Love was in the air yesterday in the Letterkenny Youth Information Centre! Service users, staff, and well anybody who popped their heads in the door were invited to share a positive message about love on the heart shaped black board. You can see the wonderful results below! If you missed it – what message would…

New books in the YIC/Loft!

One of the books available is ‘Asking For It’ by Irish author Louise O’Neill.  It is a Young Adult novel dealing with the issue of consent and the modern world.  The story is based in small town Ireland, in a close-knit community.  Described by the Irish Times as “brave, clever, provocative but relentless”.  Louise has won…

Welcome to our four new EVS!

Four European Voluntary Service volunteers arrive at Donegal Youth Service Another year brings another four EVS volunteers to Donegal Youth Service.  They will be working with us across the organisation bringing unique talents and skill-sets which are very valuable to DYS.  A huge Donegal welcome to Claudia, Kemal, Elena and Dima! What is EVS? The…

NEW group for girls @ The Loft!

New Group for Girls @ The Loft! There is a new group for young women aged 15-18 starting up in The Loft, Letterkenny soon.  The main focus of the group is on personal development, but there will also be some sessions on make up and skin care.  Spaces are limited so get in touch if…

Sinead Murray-Lynch of BreakOUT speaking at YWI LGBT Symposium

Sinead Murray-Lynch of BreakOUT speaking at YWI LGBT Symposium  The Youth Work Ireland LGBT Symposium took place on the 2nd of February.  You can watch Sinead speaking about her work with BreakOUT at the event.  You can stay up to date with what BreakOUT are up to on their Facebook page, or by subscribing to DYS news to receive…

DYS Regional Director Lorraine Thompson featured on Donegal Woman!

Donegal Youth Service Regional Director Lorraine Thompson featured on Donegal Woman! Find out more about her, and the work we do here at Donegal Youth Service. “Providing services to 10,000 young people through the Donegal Youth Service is no easy task, but Letterkenny woman Lorraine Thompson looks forward to every day in the office.” “What…

Community Employment Schemes – We’re hiring!

Applicants must be eligible for DSP – contact your local Intreo office to find out if you are eligible Community Employment Scheme terms and conditions apply 19.5 hours per week

Cyberbullying workshops in high demand in 2016

Busy year for Cyberbullying & Internet Safety workshops for Donegal Youth Service & Top Tips for parents and young people! 2016 proved to be a very busy year for Donegal Youth Service with high demand for Cyberbullying & Internet Safety workshops in our communities. 126 sessions in total were facilitated throughout the county last year…

Celebration event for the achievements of the latest ‘Activ8’ participants

Local residents and community representatives from Donegal and Tyrone came together to celebrate the achievements of the latest participants of the ‘Activ8’ Project run by Donegal Youth Service.  The event also marked the conclusion of this highly successful two year project, funded by the International Fund for Ireland under its Peace Impact Programme, which brought…

DONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE ANNUAL CELEBRATION EVENT 2016

Young people, parents and youth club leaders gathered in An Grianán Theatre on Thursday the 24th of November for the Donegal Youth Service 2016 Celebration Event.  This annual event is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the diversity of the work which takes place within Donegal Youth Service projects and youth clubs throughout the county,…

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