SPY is based in Mallow Community Youth Centre, New Road, Mallow & The Big Blue Cube, Gouldshill, Mallow.
We run a number of different programmes throughout the year and have a number of drop in Youth Cafe evenings for young people to come and meet with their peers and Youth Workers.
2018 was a jammed packed year for SPY Mallow and several programmes were rolled out to address the needs of young people. From Resilience, Drug and Alcohol, Sexual Health, Art and community involvement.
SPY Mallow prides itself in its supports for young people by running a number of drop in Youth Cafe’s where young people can come in and hang out and meet the youth workers and join in on activities and programmes.
This year Mallow represented CDYS at the Irish Youth Music Awards in Croke Park, where up to 50 young people participated in the project. There was a lot of focus this year on identifying young people for more targeted one to one work and several young people were referred to counselling and play therapy for supports.
Mallow’s annual trips included outings to a Halloween themed night in Cork, Funderland, Sherkin Island and Cork on Ice.
Mallow SPY project was awarded €20,000 from the Equipment grant which has been used to revamp our current youth cafés.
The project leaders attended several training events during the year around Child Protection and the Children’s First new legislation. Trauma informed practice and health and safety were also delivered to the team.
Youth and volunteer awards were also held in 2018.
Getting active in the community –
- Youth Group took part in Halloween Celebrations at Mallow Castle.
- Youth Group took part in Tesco Fundraising event by bag packing.
- Youth group took part in a Community litter picking campaign.
- Supporting Summer Camps.
- 2 films have also been shortlisted for the Cork Young Film Makers festival in Youghal.
If you would like to get involved in this project or would like to Volunteer at The Big Blue Cube or Mallow Community Youth Centre please contact Miriam on 086 803 1206 or Sharon on 087 7148268.