In early 2019 CDYS opened its newest youth café in Carrigtwohill, in partnership with Youth Work Ireland, St Vincent de Paul and the local Parish. The Café opened its doors to the young people of Carrigtwohill on the 15th of March. Since then it has developed to a three-day week project with Drop-in sessions taking place on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Focused group work with young people take place over the school holidays such as photography workshops and soccer camps. Outreach work in the local schools has also taken place with staff delivering programmes to young people in a targeted way with the assistance of teachers and principals.
A vibrant Youth council have formed, and they have played a vital role in spreading the word about the youth café. Indeed, the fantastic work they did in promoting the service for our first Coffee Morning in April 2019 was a testament to their organisation skills.
Our first outing as a group also took place over the summer with young people from Carrigtwohill visiting Escapade in Cobh to work on their team building skills.
For more information please contact – 086 7766196.