Leixlip Youth and Community Centre

Serving the Community of Leixlip, Co Kildare

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Breaking Through

History
Arising from a European Conference in 1999 entitled “Young People, Crime & Disadvantage” a recommendation was made to establish a support network to develop strong links for practitioners interested in promoting the quality of policies and practices for young people at risk and those working with other vulnerable or disadvantaged members of the community.

Breaking Through has grown from a small beginning in 1999 to a national organisation with a committed staff and a network of dedicated volunteer board members providing information and support to practitioners.

Mission
To provide support to practitioners working primarily directly or indirectly with young people at risk and also to those working with other vulnerable or disadvantaged members of the community.

Aims & Objectives

  • To facilitate links through local, regional and National networks
  • To promote partnership and interagency co-operation
  • To collate, document and share models of best practice
  • To provide informed support for practitioners within an atmosphere of mutual respect
  • To influence policy and programme development

Company Overview
The primary function of Breaking Through, also referred to as “The Network”, is to provide support and support mechanisms for practitioners working primarily directly or indirectly with young people at risk.

We also influence policy makers in developing appropriate policies that promote good practice for working with young people. However, membership is open to all practitioners and volunteers working with other vulnerable or disadvantaged members of the community.

How Breaking Through Operates
As an organisation, we do not provide direct service for young people or adults or any face to face support for disadvantaged or vulnerable people.

Our purpose is to facilitate our members, the practitioners and volunteers, by providing better opportunities and support so they in turn can provide a better service for the people with whom they work. Our role is to coordinate and develop stronger links for practitioners working at the coal face throughout Ireland. This is achieved through the development and promotion of best practice and by promoting public awareness on issues pertaining to the lives of young people at risk and other disadvantaged members of society.

Contact Breaking Through
Newtown House
Confey
Leixlip
Co. Kildare
Tel: 01-6060858
E-mail: info@breakingthrough.org
Website: www.breakingthrough.org


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

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By: Rashid Azar