Tag archive: young people

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…

Easter Activities @ The Loft

Easter Break At The Loft (Learning Opportunities For Teens) There is lots happening at The Loft (16-18 Port Rd, Letterkenny) over the Easter Break, so why not come down and get involved?  And sure if it’s raining you can pop in and relax, play some pool, air hockey, read a book or make some new…

Bad Weather Didn’t Dampen Our Spirits! – St. Patrick’s Day Photo Special

A yellow weather warning isn’t enough to stop us celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! We opened our doors at 3.30pm just after the parade for our “green party”.  We celebrated the day with lots of food, face-painting, quizzes and dressing up.  And we’re not going to forget that game of Jenga any time soon! Thank you to everyone…

DYS Chosen as Donegal Charity to Receive Trash ‘N’ Fashion Funds!

  Last week the Trash ‘N’ Fashion team asked you, the public to vote for a Donegal charity that should receive the funds raised from this year’s event.  We are absolutely delighted to say that we were chosen!  We are incredibly grateful to both the team, and to everyone who voted for us.  Thank you…

Worldwide Voices Group & The No Hate Speech Movement Ireland

Young people from the Worldwide Voices group of The Loft Letterkenny took part in music and photography workshops as part of the No Hate Speech Movement. They wrote and recorded this brilliant song to promote the campaign’s message.  Check out the video below!   Artist-in-Residence Currently we have artist Franck Saucian working with the Worldwide…

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…

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…

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…

What is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)?  Information for young women!

Please keep sharing! What is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)? Please keep sharing! What is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)? Information for women aged 15-25 years – listen up ladies! *The design and content of these leaflets were created in consultation with a group of young people who did an 8 week programme on IPV at DYS….

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