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Our Aims

Our aim at NAYC is to advocate for Youthreach managers and students in our 112 Youthreach centres across Ireland.

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Our History

NAYC has been supporting Youthreach Coordinators to deliver second-chance education in Ireland since 1994.

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Our Centres

Find your local Youthreach centre. Click on the link below and scroll down to the map to locate your nearest centre.

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Our Conference

Our 2017 conference takes place in Castleknock, Dublin on the theme of “Transforming Our Future: Youthreach 2040 Vision.”

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Bridging gaps in Ireland's education system
WE REPRESENT

the views of our members nationally

WE RESEARCH

issues of relevance to our co-ordinators

WE PROMOTE

services for early school leavers

  • National Committee
    NAYC National Committee

    National Committee

    The NAYC National Committee comprises the six national executive positions plus nine regional representatives and we are funded by Solas and supported by Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI). We have been operating in Ireland since 1994.

  • History
    History

    History

    Youthreach is a national provider in the Irish education and training continuum. Since its establishment in the 1980s, Youthreach has been a fundamental element of the response of the Department of Education and Skills and the Government to early school leaving and educational disadvantage in Ireland. It has provided a way in which young people and adults may return to, or complete their education in a non-threatening learner-centred environment. Youthreach caters for almost 3,700 learners annually in places funded by the Department of Education and Skills. Since 2006 the Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills has been involved in evaluating the quality of the education and training provision in those Youthreach centres funded by the Department.

  • Conference
    Conference

    Conference

    We host an annual delegate conference which brings together members from our 112 centres nationwide. Each year conference is focused on one key theme.

  • Youthreach Centres
    Centres

    Youthreach Centres

    Youthreach is funded by the Department of Education and Skills. It is delivered through a network of 112 centres for education managed by Education and Training Boards (ETBs). The centres in which the programme is delivered are out-of-school settings and are distributed throughout the country, generally serving disadvantaged areas.

  • Youthreach Advocacy
    Advocacy

    Youthreach Advocacy

    The NAYC’s primary role is to advocate for our 113 members who manage Youthreach centres nationwide. This involves lobbying Government, articulating members’ views in relation to funding and delivery of education as well providing a voice for our students.

  • Publication
    NAYC Publication

    Publication

    We have developed a corporate brochure which outlines our history, outputs, vision and the work of Youthreach.

NAYC National Committee

National Committee

The NAYC National Committee comprises the six national executive positions plus nine regional representatives and we are funded by Solas and supported by Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI). We have been operating in Ireland since 1994.

History

History

Youthreach is a national provider in the Irish education and training continuum. Since its establishment in the 1980s, Youthreach has been a fundamental element of the response of the Department of Education and Skills and the Government to early school leaving and educational disadvantage in Ireland. It has provided a way in which young people and adults may return to, or complete their education in a non-threatening learner-centred environment. Youthreach caters for almost 3,700 learners annually in places funded by the Department of Education and Skills. Since 2006 the Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills has been involved in evaluating the quality of the education and training provision in those Youthreach centres funded by the Department.

Conference

Conference

We host an annual delegate conference which brings together members from our 112 centres nationwide. Each year conference is focused on one key theme.

Centres

Youthreach Centres

Youthreach is funded by the Department of Education and Skills. It is delivered through a network of 112 centres for education managed by Education and Training Boards (ETBs). The centres in which the programme is delivered are out-of-school settings and are distributed throughout the country, generally serving disadvantaged areas.

Advocacy

Youthreach Advocacy

The NAYC’s primary role is to advocate for our 113 members who manage Youthreach centres nationwide. This involves lobbying Government, articulating members’ views in relation to funding and delivery of education as well providing a voice for our students.

NAYC Publication

Publication

We have developed a corporate brochure which outlines our history, outputs, vision and the work of Youthreach.

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