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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

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 [...]

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S DIRECTORATE YOUTH SERVICE – YOUTH RESTART

Introduction It is important to note that this guidance is intended to be a living document to be updated as Government advice is updated. Youth organisations and groups should develop their own protocols in line with this high-level guidance. On the 19 March 2020, generic youth services were stood down by the Minister for Education in line with school closures and in response to PHA guidance as a result of COVID-19. The Youth Service determined that it would prioritise and adapt existing services to support those most vulnerable; namely [...]

LEARNING RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES

Stay Connected Service Youth Online has developed ‘Stay Connected’, a service that can help young people stay in touch with youth workers, to have a chat or ask for support.  The service allows young people to complete the online form and an EA Youth Service youth worker gets in touch, by text, WhatsApp, video or […]

Kahn Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT [...]

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 […]

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