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Catholic Youth Care

Catholic Youth Care (formerly Catholic Youth Council) supports and services youth work and youth ministry in the Dublin Diocese.It promotes the physical, personal, social and spiritual development of young people in the diocese through a wide variety of initiatives, which include:

  • Faith initiatives, which serve young people and challenge them to Christian living.
  • Programmes, training, events and activities for youth clubs/groups and adult leaders.
  • Co-ordination and support for summer programmes, which provide educational and recreational programmes for children and young people during the summer months.
  • Programmes which promote social inclusion amongst young people.
  • Promotion and encouragement of youth arts activities. Training courses, workshops and support services are provided yo youth activities in dance , youth theater, music and other art forms.
  • Crime diversion projects.
  • Drug Prevention Initiatives.
  • Outward bound programmes.

Website: www.cyc.ie


Boys Brigade

The Boys Brigade is a national uniformed organisation which cares for and challenges young people through a programme of informal education underpinned by the Christian faith.

Web: www.boysbrigade.ie


Girls’ Brigade Ireland

The aim of the Girls’ Brigade, being a Christian international and interdenominational organisation, is to help girls become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and through self control, reverence and a sense of responsibility, to find true enrichment of life.The Girls’ Brigade programme seeks to develop girls spiritually, physically, educationally and in service and a comprehensive programme is organised under these headings. Leadership courses are organised annually and specialised training held regularly.

Website: www.girlsbrigadeirl.ie


Catholic Guides of Ireland

Guiding is a youth movement for girls and young women, providing training for life through activities, adventure and challenge that is both purposeful and enjoyable.Opportunities are provided for girls and women, where they can learn and develop by making decisions, doing and discovering for themselves and having fun at the same time.Their objective is to make available a challenging Guiding programme which will meet the needs of as many young girls and young women as possible in order that they will become responsible citizens at community, national and world level.

Website: www.girlguidesireland.ie


Young Christian Workers Movement

The Young Christian Workers Movement is an international youth movement which values the dignity and worth of each young person.YCW enables its members to challenge social exclusion and take action to bring about change in their home, workplace and social life.·The YCW Section is the basis from which members receive training in analysing the situations which they face everyday. Using the method of See, Judge, Act members reflect on these situations and plan actions for change. The YCW have devised an Action Pack for young people aged 18+ and an Impact! Programme, “Change through Action” for those 16-18. YCW organizes many campaigns and actions around issues of concern to young people. As an international movement exchanges, training and social events also form a large part of the YCW Programme.

Website: www.ycw.ie

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  • Campaigning and Education

    • Young Social Innovators
    • YMCA Ireland
    • Foróige
    • ECO-UNESCO
    • European Youth Forum
    • Youth Justice in Action
    • Amnesty International

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  • Peace and Community Work

    • Voluntary Service International
    • Localise-Peace Corps
    • Glencree Youth Group
    • Irish Red Cross Youth
    • Order of Malta Ireland

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  • Youth Politics and Unions

    • Young Greens
    • Young Fine Gael
    • Ógra Fianna Fáil
    • Labour Youth
    • Irish Second-Level Students’ Union
    • Union of Students in Ireland
    • ICTU Youth Committee

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  • Faith Based Groups

    • Catholic Youth Care
    • Boys Brigade
    • Girls’ Brigade Ireland
    • Catholic Guides of Ireland
    • Young Christian Workers Movement

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