Greater Ballyclare Youth for Christ have been working within Ballyclare and the surrounding areas since 2003. We offer a broad variety of youth work programmes and deliver programmes in 10 local Primary and Post-Primary schools.
Our aim is to help young people reach their full potential through a holisitc approach to youth work. We have a fantastic team of volunteers who help to run our programmes alongside our staff and interns. We have a relational approach to youth work and are always keen to get to know the stories of each of the young people we get to work alongside. These relationships are the foundation of our work and over the years we have had the opportunity to get alongside countless young people to offer advice, support or simply a listening ear.
We have a Youth Drop-in Centre based in the heart of Ballyclare [1 Granges Street] where we have programmes running three nights a week. The Drop-in Centre is open to all young people from the local area and is a safe drug and alcohol free venue where young people can have fun spending time with each other.
Some of the programmes that we have had at Drop-in already this year are: Craft Nights, DJ Workshops, Pizza with the Peelers, our very own "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Outta Here" night, a trip to the Belfast Giants and a trip to settle the long standing question "who is the fastest at Drop-in...?" at Go-Karting!
Just recently we have launched a brand new Junior Drop-in Session in the week on Monday evenings to cater for our ever growing group of 7-12 year old young people. This has been a huge success and we love the enthusiasm and excitement this amazing group of young people bring to the centre!
If you would like any more information about Greater Ballyclare Youth for Christ or the programmes that we offer please don't hesitate to get in touch using any of the means below!