Youth Support

Kilkenny Youth has always been a key focus for the Social Inclusion Programme. KLP provides a number of services and youth (age 15-24) specific interventions aimed at addressing some of the challenges young people face. From early school leavers mentoring to employment supports, a number of progammes have been tailored to support young people and provide resources to increase their confidence and provide practical skill sets for everyday life.

To find out more about our services, contact the KLP SICAP team.

Youth Service: Case Studies Past and Present
KLP SICAP development officers met residents of the Aislinn Centre, Ballyragget (Adolescent Residential Addiction Treatment Centre) every 6 weeks to discuss their progression and link them in with SICAP equivalent support in their area once leaving the centre.
The What’s Next programme, in Castlecomer Community School is a great success with development officers meeting all Leaving Cert Applied students to plan for progression options other than third level once they leave school. The school also refers other students who are at risk of leaving school early or those with no planned progression route.
The SICAP team reached out to TUSLA to address referrals and links between young people who are/have been in foster or residential care. KLP now sit on the Aftercare Steering Group and have links to La Nua residential team in Kilkenny city to enable them to meet the young people and plan their future prior to them leaving care.

KLP and the Kilkenny & Carlow Education and Training Board delivered a very successful ten week Outdoors Pursuits, Hospitality & Introduction to the Workplace programme at the Outdoor Hub Graiguenamanagh. The programme proved to be an important learning and life choice event for the group of young people.

One activity that proved popular, was the Segway for Youth Project. This unique, practical course was delivered by E-Movement. The young people were given in depth Segway training in a fun-filled learning environment. The training also provided an introduction to interpersonal development and team building skills through a range of Segway Games.

KLP developed and ETB funded Foundation Programme in Outdoor Tourism. The programme included an extensive range of courses from forest therapy and raft building to personal development and career preparation.