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Youth Work Ireland Week 2021 – Limerick Youth Service go outdoors

Youth Work Ireland Week 2021 – Young people enjoying a spot of fishing with Limerick Youth Service in 2019.

Youth Work Ireland Week 2021 – Limerick Youth Service go outdoors

‘Youth Work Outdoors’ is the theme of this year’s Youth Work Ireland Week, which runs from Monday, April 26 to Sunday, May 2.

This year’s Youth Work Ireland Week 2021 coincides with easing Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions with Limerick Youth Service (LYS), looking forward to supporting young people to reconnect in a safe way outdoors.

The youth work team at LYS have a variety of outdoor activities planned from exercise classes, reconnecting with nature, a fishing programme and creating urban gardens, to name but a few.

The past year has been particularly difficult for young people who have spent a lot of time indoors, on screens and separated from each other.

Youth Work Ireland Week is an excellent opportunity for young people to reconnect with each other in a safe physical way, which hugely crucial for a young person’s sense of connectedness and mental and physical health.

Youth Work Ireland Week 2021 - Fun on the rapids with Limerick Youth Service in 2019.

Youth Work Ireland Week 2021 – Fun on the rapids with Limerick Youth Service in 2019.

Throughout the pandemic, youth workers, instructors and teachers at LYS have continued to support young people with innovative and creative ways, a fact that has been recognised and acknowledged by Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman TD, who said: “In this dramatic last year, I have been very impressed by the passion and determination at every level of the youth sector in responding to a wide range of challenges… I have also been impressed at the ability of the sector to harness innovation to the benefit of all young people.”

LYS would like to thank the young people and their families for their support throughout the past year and is looking forward to some outdoor fun in the coming weeks.

Now in its tenth year, Youth Work Ireland Week is a celebration of youth work and acknowledges the part youth organisations play in supporting young people.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting young people to reach their full potential. 

A complete list of Youth Work Ireland Week 2021 is available at www.limerickyouthservice.com, with young people asked to follow public health guidelines when taking part in ‘Youth Work Outdoors.’

 

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