We use ICT and youth work to engage with young people in local communities across Northern Ireland.
We have worked with tens of thousands of young people since 1993.
We engage young people through more than 50 mobile hubs across Northern Ireland.
Last year we supported over 2,000 young people who are not in employment, education or training, lone parents, have disabilities, are at risk of offending, in care, homeless, in young offenders centres and/or live in the most socially deprived communities.
We work with local youth and community centres, schools and government agencies across Belfast (e.g. Ardoyne, Lower Falls, Ballymurphy, Springmartin, Rathcoole, Tullycarnet, Twinbrook, Sandy Row), Antrim, Ballycastle, Ballyclare, Ballykelly, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Cookstown, Coleraine, Lisburn, Limavady, Lurgan, Maghera, Derry/Londonderry, Foyers (accommodation for homeless young people) and Woodlands and Hydebank YOCs.
We deliver accredited courses and qualifications and mentor young people to develop and implement personal pathway plans.
We build relationships and trust with young people first and increase confidence through personal development work.
Next we support young people to discover their interests and talents to progress into accredited training to develop skills and increase opportunities to progress into education, training and employment.
We help young people to engage as citizens in their community.
We build positive relations between young people of different backgrounds and cultures.