The Team

    Claire Bradley

    Youth Worker

    Claire is a Youth Worker with the Daybreak Youth Project which supports Young People aged 12-16 years who are experiencing difficulty in School or who have left School early. Claire has a long history of volunteering with her local youth club and commenced her employment with Donegal Youth Service in 2010 where she also embarked on professional youth work training.

    Michelle Wylam

    Youth Employability Worker

    Michelle joined Donegal Youth Service in 2014.  Her background is in Psychology, and she has obtained a Masters Degree in Applied Mental Health.  She works with the Daybreak and Reactiv8 programmes as a Youth Employability Worker.

    Katarzyna (Kasia) Kurzeja

    Youth Information Officer

    Kasia joined the YIC team in 2015.  She has a background in international business, languages, health and motivation.  Since January 2017 she has been working in the YIC as the Youth Information Officer.

    Breege McDonald

    Youthscape Key Youth Worker

    Breege joined Donegal Youth Service in 2018 as a Key Youth Worker for the cross-border, cross-community Youthscape project. She is based in Planet Youth, Ballybofey.  She holds a BSC (Hons) in Counselling, and has worked voluntary as an Integrative Counsellor in many community-based organisations over the years.

    Jackie Ferry

    Youthscape Key Youth Worker

    Jackie joined the Donegal Youth Service team in 2018. She is based in Letterkenny and her role is to provide one-to-one support to young people on the Youthscape programme over the 34 weeks.  Her background is in Youth Work and Addiction, and she holds a Degree in Addiction.

    Ciara Cronin

    Youthscape Programme Facilitator

    Ciara has been a Faciliator of the Youthscape programme in Letterkenny since early 2018. Her background is in education, having taught English, and General Studies. She also has experience delivering other cross-community projects in Northern Ireland and working with students with learning difficulties.

    Layla Kuyper

    Fundraising PR & Marketing Assistant

    Layla joined the Donegal Youth Service team in 2016.  She works across the organisation with social media, digital media, fundraising, digital marketing and PR. Her background is in Digital Marketing and Digital Media and working with non-profits/charities.

    Laura Doherty

    Youth Outreach Youth Worker

    Laura joined the Youth Outreach Project in Donegal Youth Service in 2018, having worked for a youth organisation in Canada for 4 years previously. She is responsible for working with affiliated youth clubs across the county. Her background is in the Irish Language, drama and working with children with Special Needs.