We offer a range of courses both accredited and unaccredited including:
• OCN Just for Young People
• OCN Drive for Life
• OCN Active Citizenship
• OCN Peer Leadership
• CIEH Food Safety in Catering
• Cooking Skills
• Life Skills training
• CV development …. and many more
Young people volunteer their time freely to help support other organisations examples include wrapping shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, Marshalling and giving out information at Causeway Youth Festival organized by Causeway Association of Urban Sports. We also register any young people who are interested in achieved a Millennium Volunteer Award, young people have achieved a variety of certificates for 50, 100 and 200 hours of volunteering.
Young people take part in a range of citizenship projects which has included cross community team building events, building a bird house for a local community garden project and workshop looking at diversity through dance, thanks to WOMAD (World of Music and Dance). Some young people achieved a Rotary Young Citizens Award for all their work in the local community both through volunteering and active citizenship.
In order to deliver a range of programmes to young people the YEAR team train regularly to keep up to date on areas that may be of interest to young people and learn some new skills along the way. Training has included Nerve Centre training, outdoor skills through Phoenix ADHD, High Ropes, Room to Race virtual racing, Cook it and Social Media training.
As recognition for all their hard work young people help organise a celebration event to showcase the range of work and activities they have participated in throughout the duration of the project. The events are attended by young people, parents, local Councillors and a range of other agencies. Young people are presented with certificates at the end of the evening. Young people then get the opportunity to attend an end of YEAR activity of their choice.
The YEAR Project
Causeway Rural & Urban Network
1 Brook Street
Tel: 028 7034 4934