Youth Information Centre Ballinasloe

Who we are and what we do:YICBSLOE

YIC Ballinasloe works with young people from the ages of 12 to 25 who live and/or go to school in the Ballinasloe area, and online to those further away.

We provide accurate, up to date information for young people and adults in their lives – parents, community leaders, youth clubs, and teachers. In addition to the Ballinasloe Youth Information Centre, which has a drop-in facility, information is also circulated through workshops, publications, talks, individual sessions, the Web, and the Facebook page.

Our aims:

YIC Ballinasloe have a number of aims, all focused around young people and their development. The aims are:

To deliver an accurate and relevant information service to young people and those who support them.

To run activities for young people thats allow them to socialise with peers in a safe and supportive environment.

To help young people to develop their skills and abilities, avail of services and opportunities and solve problems.

To empower young people to identify and realise their own potential.

Our activities:circle

Drop-in Youth Information service

Youth employment supports

European Voluntary Service

Youth exchanges

Personal support

Practice for driver theory test

Secretarial service

Workshops for young people and parents, such as cyber-safety, study skills, CV and interview skills and more.

School workshops – such as Transition from 6th Class to 1st Year; Settling into 1st Year; Getting the most out of TY; Beat the 6th Year Blues.

The listening support service is also available here for young people who are struggling with their parents’ separation.

Contact information:DSC09652

Youth Information Centre

Marina Point, Ballinasloe

(e) yicbsloe@eircom.net

(t) 087 6780640