Thu, 23 Aug 2012
Youth Cafes Return after Break
Girls from Clontarf Youth Café designing banners for the club walls

Youth Cafes Return after Break

September has arrived and 'summer' is just about over - if you noticed it at all! That means that Irish Wheelchair Association Youth Cafes will be opening their doors again at various locations around the country.

Youth Cafes are safe youth-friendly environments where young people can hang out, make new friends, catch up with old ones, and take part in various activities and events. Young people are in the driving seat, making decisions about what happens at their local youth cafe, with support from Youth Workers or other IWA staff and volunteers.

IWA has a number of youth cafes - in Dublin there are two youth cafes for teenagers (aged 13-17) - one in Clontarf in north Dublin and one in Clondalkin in West Dublin. We're also in the process of developing a new inclusive youth cafe for teens in Blanchardstown after a trial run earlier this year.

In Wicklow, there is a teen youth cafe based in Bray, and two other cafes located in Cavan town and Drogheda.

For a slightly older age group (18-25) our new youth cafe based in Tallaght is going from strength to strength this year. If you're a young adult living near Galway or Limerick city you can also get invovled in a young adult group.

For more information about any of these youth cafes or groups you can contact either Stephen (086 332 0449) or Dave (087 050 6946) in the Youth Work team to find out more.

Or you can check out what's happen near you by clicking HERE.