Young people from the Coleraine area have been presented with certificates of achievement by the Youth Empowerment and Resilience (YEAR) project in recognition of all their hard work in obtaining accredited/unaccredited training, volunteering and taking part in active citizenship programmes.
YEAR is a Causeway Rural and Urban Network projectfunded by Big Lottery.
Over the past year, the programme has offered a range of courses including ‘just for young people’, event management, food hygiene, drive for life course, healthy eating and sports development. The courses have helped young people obtain a range of new skills.
In addition the young people also took part in a range of volunteering activities.
Michele Loughery YEAR Project Coordinator explained: “We felt the young people attending YEAR deserved recognition for all their contributions to their local community, and for their own personal achievements and dedication.
“Congratulations to all the young people and many thanks to all those who have assisted the YEAR Project in any way including Big Lottery, CRUN, Coleraine Borough Council, NEELB, PCSP, PSNI, Youth Justice Agency, local community organisations, RDA Coleraine, Causeway Volunteer Centre, Rotary and Red Sails Festival”, says Michele Loughery YEAR Project Coordinator.
The YEAR project is a five year intervention programme supported by a multi-agency framework to develop marginalised young people’s social skills to empower them to make informed lifestyle choices.
If you would like any more information on the YEAR project please contact Michele on 02870344934 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org