About the Connect Programme
The focus of The Connect Programme is to provide interventions and supports to help young people make healthier life choices and encourage pro social behaviour within their community. The first priority on this programme is to create a sense of belonging and build relationships. The programme is sensitive to the complex needs of the participants and consequently aims to support them in every way possible.
The programme works with males and females from the locality and surrounding areas between 15 and 21 years of age. Many of the young people attending the Connect Programme are early school leavers and often face the challenge of reintegration into education and the community, which can be daunting. The Programme reintroduces structure, routine and sense of achievement. The support we provide to the young people helps with the complexities of their young lives and strives to empower them to grow, stabilise and develop within themselves and within the community.
The Connect Programme works closely with the Irish Youth Justice Service, Probation Service, TUSLA, local agencies and families accepting referrals from all of the above. Small group sessions take place on a daily basis focusing on relationship building, education, developmental work and developing socialisation skills. Because we believe that each person is unique, we also offer specialised one to one programmes/ tailor made programmes to support individual needs.