Parents/guardians of young people, some of whom may be engaged with the Mid-West Disability Service, are invited to an information evening on the opening of a new youth club at Kilcornan Community Centre, on Wednesday, March 7th at 7:30pm.
Run in partnership with Limerick Youth Service (LYS) and the local community, the youth club will provide a safe space for young people with additional needs to spend time with people their own age and, if they wish, take part in fun activities, programmes and day trips.
‘For teenagers with additional needs such as autism, anxiety and dyspraxia, socialising and meeting new people can be very challenging,’ said Anne Hennessy, Kilcornan Youth Club
‘This new youth club will be specially catered for these young people and is a much needed social outlet for them,’ added Ms. Hennessy.
The information evening is an ideal opportunity for parents/guardians to learn more about the club while staff from LYS will be there to speak about the important role a youth club plays in the lives of young people.
The team from LYS will also speak about the process of building a youth club from recruitment and training of volunteers to engaging with young people and above all, having fun!
‘We have over four decades of experience in developing and supporting volunteer led youth clubs including working with young people with additional needs,’ said Maurice Walsh, LYS.
‘We are looking forward to working with Anne and all in Kilcornan in providing this much needed outlet for young people,’ said Mr. Walsh, Youth Work Manager.
For more information please contact LYS’ Youth Information service at [email protected] or call 061-412444 or 083-1726898.
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