There are various reasons young people may not be reaching their full potential; they could have left school early, not completed their formal education, or maybe are finding it difficult to access training options or opportunities which could lead to employment, they may find it hard to promote themselves in the current labour market or might be in need of supportive one to one work helping them to focus on exactly what it is they want to attain.
The Project works on an individual basis to help to improve employability/training/educational options, by working on self-esteem, personal and social development, accredited training relevant to individual needs, CV preparation, interview skills & work experience opportunities. There is also a group work aspect to the programme, where participants come together to work as part of a team, participate in residentials and team building activities all which help to promote good interpersonal skills and build confidence. The aim of the Reactiv-8 Programme is to help young people build and develop life skills that foster good relations, build confidence and resilience to make them more employable. The programme is responsive and reactive and works across various areas throughout Donegal and Tyrone including Letterkenny, Ballybofey, Buncrana, and Sion Mills & Strabane.
All of the training, travel and sustenance is provided free of charge and the programme is currently recruiting for the next intake.
For more information about Reactiv-8 please contact Youth Employability Workers Michelle Wylam on 085 2519287 or Helen Simms on 074 9129630 or call the DYS office on 074 91 29630.
Reactiv-8 is funded by the International Fund for Ireland.