ABOUT GLEN YOUTHREACH

IDENTIFY

To identify the needs of individual young people, to deliver quality certified and non-certified programmes to meet those needs, and to celebrate achievement

  • To develop appropriate assessment for young people as part of induction, taking account of feedback from external agencies, e.g. school, social and youth workers, education officer, JLO.
  • To develop individual action plans for young people
    To provide FETAC, Junior Cert and LCA programmes
    To offer ECDL and FIT (Fast-track to Information Technology), and to work toward the Gaisce awards
  • To offer a work experience programme that caters for the individual vocational needs of the young person
  • To monitor and evaluate programmes each term
  • To celebrate student achievements within the centre, e.g. through formal presentations and Student of the Month / Year awards

CHART

To chart students’ progress toward further education / training or work.

  • Through the SEN initiative, to help students progress toward their personal, educational and vocational goals and to record that progress.
  • To support students in their vocational preparation through the FAS advocacy programme in conjunction with centre programmes and supports.
  • To chart transfer and progression of past students.

PROMOTE

To promote the value of the programmes offered and to encourage active participation and integration in the local community.

  • To inform students of the value of the programmes.
    To inform parents about the programmes, e.g. at coffee mornings and presentation of awards.
  • To share resources with agencies in the community, e.g. ABLES (Adultbased Literacy Educational Support), Community Development Project, the Resource Centre, Youth and Social Workers, Health Workers and Gárdaí.
  • To offer programmes jointly with local youth and social work agencies, especially in the context of the Summer Scheme.
  • To invite guest speakers from the community.
    To source suitable work placements among local employers.
  • To liaise with the PR section of the Glen Community Development Project to generate PR coverage for the centre.

CREATE

To create opportunities for young people to develop self-confidence, selfesteem, respect for self and others, and to provide for their physical, social and emotional needs.
  • To foster and maintain positive relationships between staff and students at induction, during the programme and on student exit.
  • To encourage in-centre positive behaviour through adherence to code of discipline, personal and social development classes, and 1-1 mentoring.
  • To provide each student with an individual action plan and key worker to identify and support their needs.
  • To encourage and recognise progress through positive feedback, rewards such as outings, award ceremonies and enjoyable events each session.
  • To nurture physical wellbeing through dietary programmes, culinary skills, health, personal hygiene, leisure, recreational activities and daily breakfasts.

PROVIDE

To provide a student-centred environment that is supportive, caring, friendly and safe.

  • To set up a Students’ Council that meets with staff monthly.
  • To carry out one student review per session.
  • To provide a safe, purpose-built centre, with adherence to health and safety guidelines.
  • To equip the centre with resources and develop skills among staff for modern, contemporary learning.
  • To encourage informal staff / pupil interaction through fun and social activities weekly.
  • To offer 1-1 counselling to students on a needs basis.

FACILITATE

To facilitate cooperation between staff, students, parents and relevant outside agencies in meeting the students’ needs
  • To foster and maintain positive relationships between staff and students at induction, during the programme and on student exit.
  • To encourage in-centre positive behaviour through adherence to code of discipline, personal and social development classes, and 1-1 mentoring.
  • To provide each student with an individual action plan and key worker to identify and support their needs.
  • To encourage and recognise progress through positive feedback, rewards such as outings, award ceremonies and enjoyable events each session.
  • To nurture physical wellbeing through dietary programmes, culinary skills, health, personal hygiene, leisure, recreational activities and daily breakfasts.