Leixlip Youth and Community Centre

Serving the Community of Leixlip, Co Kildare

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Stepping Stones Transition Programme for 6th Class Students

 

Stepping Stones Transition Programme

 

Stepping Stones is a transition programme which has been in place with Kildare Youth Services since 1999. The Transition Programme aims to assist Young People in their transition from Primary to Secondary Level Education. This can be a challenging time for some young people but due to Covid19, young people this year may face extra struggles.  We feel it is more vital than ever to run our Transition Programme due to young people not getting the chance to finish 6th class in the school setting and with the uncertainty that Covid19 brings.

The programme this year will consist of a weekly online group for 6 weeks, starting the week of June 8th. There will also be the opportunity for young people to meet in person, as soon as restrictions allow and have a 1st Year weekly group in September to support young people as they enter secondary school. The aim of this group will be to support young people with issues as they arise in second level education.

The programme is designed for young people who may find the Transition process difficult and may need additional support during this period. The online sessions will focus on building confidence, fears around secondary school, building positive friendships, bullying and how to manage yourself in your new school. There will also be a focus on how young people cope with 6th class ending in a different way to usual due to Covid19.

If you are interested or want to know more about the programme contact,

Erica Mulread on 087-1247576 or Mars Blake on 083-1755953.

Emails – erica.mulread@kys.ie or mars.blake@kys.ie

Leixlip Youth Project, Newtown House, Captain’s Hill, Leixlip

 

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Centre Update 05/05/2020

Just to let you know we are working on safely re-opening your Community Centre.

Once restrictions allow, and social distancing measures are in place, we will open for some activities.

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No Contact Printing Services

 

Are there parents or students who need to print school work ??

We are offering a collection service for worksheets etc

Please use print@lycc.ie to email documents or links and will get back to you regarding collection.

Please only avail of this if you are within 2km of the Centre to ensure we are all are sticking to Govt guidelines.

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Centre Update 25/03/2020

Leixlip Youth & Community Centre will continue to stay closed until at least April 19th, following the announcement by Government to close all non-essential premises.

We ask those in our local community to protect themselves and others by staying at home if possible, and if you have to go out please observe social distancing rules.

Updates will be posted on our website www.lycc.ie and on facebook.  Admin staff are contactable by email on info@lycc.ie during our closure.

Leixlip Youth Premises Group Ltd apologies for any inconvenience caused and we hope to resume normal service as soon as possible.

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Centre Update 13/03/2020

The Board of Management of LYPG have directed that the Centre will close to the general public from today Friday 13th March until Friday 29th March.

This is a precautionary measure following public health advice relating to the Covid-19 outbreak and is in line with other public facilities such as libraries, and schools. This measure will help protect our staff, our volunteers, our local community, and those at risk.

Updates will be posted on our website www.lycc.ie and on facebook

Leixlip Youth Premises Group Ltd apologies for any inconvenience caused and we hope to resume normal service as soon as possible.

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Centre Update 10/03/2020

The Leixlip Youth & Community Centre are taking every possible precaution to help stop the spread of germs.

Since the confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, the Community Centre has increased it’s daily cleaning and disinfection routines:

 

–   There is a good supply of soap at every sink, and we have posted information posters on handwashing in all bathrooms / kitchens
–   All worktop surfaces, door handles, toilets, etc are cleaned and disinfected daily.
–   Please note we only have a very small amount of hand sanitiser in the Centre, so please wash hands properly & often.
–   Disinfectant wipes are available to use if required.

*** To those visiting the Centre / Coffee Shop / or attending activities ***
– We ask that all those using the Centre, to wash their hands properly and often when in the Centre
– Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze. Put used tissues into a bin and wash your hands.
– Stay at home if you are sick

***If you are attending with children ***
– We ask that you ensure they are also washing their hands whilst they are in the Centre, and are abiding by the above hygiene guidelines.
– Please ensure they are not sharing bottles, cups.
– Stay at home if they are sick

We are continually monitoring the guidance given by the HSE and are abiding by the advice given.

You may want to consult the HSE Official page on the Coronavirus to see what impact this may have on your activities here in the Centre https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html

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What we do

Leixlip Youth and Community Centre provides a purposes built centre for the youth and community of Leixlip. The centre provides a youth room, community hall, kitchen facilities and rooms to rent to the youth and community.

Youth club

If you are attending 5th/6th Class or Secondary School and live in Leixlip, we have a club for you. Check out the Youth Club page

Community Centre

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By: Rashid Azar