• Banner Front Page

WHO WE ARE

Boys & Girls Clubs was founded in 1940 as an independent, voluntary association of six local youth clubs. Today, we are a regional voluntary youth organisation
(RVYO), a registered charity and limited company with a membership of 120 local youth organisations.
Our mission is to support the personal development and social education of children & young people, and to promote good relations and community development.
Each year we work directly with around 2500 young people, staff and volunteers.
We deliver membership support services, training, networking opportunities, policy guidance, youth projects and an extensive programme of youth activities.
Our current youth work priorities are about supporting young people’s health & well-being, life skills, physical activities, training & development projects and information & support services.
We aim to create conditions that inspire and enable young people to be their best in the pursuit of shared goals.

Boys & Girls Clubs is here for you – we’ve changed how we work but are here to support our membership of local youth organisations and the wider voluntary youth & community sector.
Our Office Reception is closed but you can email our team at team

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations guidance October 2020

Regulations The regulations were introduced on 16 October 2020 and will be in place for four weeks. The regulations are available on the Department of Health website: Health protection coronavirus restrictions regulations(external link opens in a new window / tab) Some of the restrictions will be in law through regulation, while others will be in guidance.

Youth Restart Project

We can help you restart, get access to a range of specialist services including HR, Quality Assurance, and I.T. support. resource material to assist programme delivery, access to an operating platform to assist digital youth work

Lifeline

Lifeline helpline Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you are or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help. People living in Northern Ireland can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000. Deaf and hard of hearing Textphone users can call Lifeline on 18001 0808 808 8000. Calls to Lifeline are free to people living in Northern Ireland who are calling from UK landlines and mobiles.

Youth Assembly

The Youth Assembly is exactly that… an Assembly for Youth - a platform designed to be used by young people to have their voices heard. The core age range of the members will be 13 to 17, but there will be an upper age limit of 21 to ensure diverse representation. The Youth Assembly will provide young people with direct access to the decision-makers at the heart of our democracy. Just as with the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Youth Assembly will have 90 members. It will hold committee meetings to deal with specific issues, sessions will [...]

BBC BITESIZE

BBC BITESIZE IS AN EXTENSIVE RESOURCE WE HAVE CHOSEN ARTICLES TO GET YOU INTERESTED AND TO SHOW YOU HOW IT HAS EVOLVED. BITESIZE SUPPORT Whether you’re moving to secondary school, jumping into the world of work, starting a new relationship or just feeling a bit stressed, we’ve asked those who’ve been through it to share […]

Toy Theatre

Make learning a fun, Toy Theatre is chock full of interactive online art, reading & math games for kids. Designed with the needs of kindergarten through third grade classrooms in mind, these free games are trusted by teachers around the world to provide real educational value Reading games include multiple hidden picture, spelling and word […]

Woodland Trust

Activities for nature-loving kids Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve been sharing ideas to help families keep children engaged and entertained while at home. It’s been a fantastic way to discover the wildlife that’s right on your doorstep too. Our series of lockdown blogs includes a range of simple, nature-based activities that you can enjoy together at […]

National Geographic Kids

Explore our National Geographic Kids Primary Resources. Find engaging and curriculum-led teaching ideas and accompanying resource sheets aligned with the National Curriculum and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. Our resources are pupil-focused and interdisciplinary, supporting core subjects like English, Maths and Science as well as the wider curriculum with resources for Geography, History, Art and Culture – which […]

Lifeline

Lifeline helpline Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you are or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help. People living in Northern Ireland can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000. Deaf and hard of hearing Textphone users can call Lifeline on 18001 0808 808 8000. Calls to Lifeline are free to people living in Northern Ireland who are calling from UK landlines and mobiles.

Safe-Communication-Online-with-Children-and-Young-People-Factsheet

During the COVID-19 pandemic, with the absence of normal face to face activities, organisations are having to look at alternative ways of communicating with the children and young people, including online. Organisations are using lots of different methods to stay connected such as text messaging, email and video calls. However, communication via these means brings […]

You can get tested for COVID-19 public health