50 Colin Road

Poleglass,

​Belfast,

BT17 0LG​

02890 301174

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West Belfast

In 1991 Youth Initiatives opened it doors as a youth work to the young people of Poleglass without a pre-packed strategy or methodology. The initial 2 staff team had a wealth of experience in youth work and working together in a Christian community. 

Over the past 23 years this staff team has grown in number and strength reaching out to young people not only in Poleglass but also Twinbrook, Lagmore and further a field.  Much of the early youth work centred around the use of drama giving the young people the opportunity and confidence to perform on stage in front of large audiences of family, friends, funders and strangers and this enthusiasim for drama and the creative arts still exists within the Crosslinks Programme.  West Belfast currently runs 6 youth work work programmes.  Each programme reaches out to a specific group of young people, whether it is 11-14 year olds or 15-18 year olds, young men or young women, each programme is designed to meet the needs of that particular group of young people, with all programmes designed to compliment one another.  The Youth Initiatives West Belfast Youth Work Centre is a hub activity open to young people 5 nights a week providing them with a safe and welcoming environment to grow and develop through their teen years. 

50 Colin Road, Poleglass, Bt17 0LG

What's On?

Monday

Drop in point 1

Age 4th year +

3.30-6

@ YI Poleglass

Drop in point 2

Age 4th year +

3.30-6

@ St Colm's HS

Crosslinks

Creative Arts

Age 14+

6.30-9.30pm

Tuesday

WIRED

Young Men's Project

Age P7 -3rd year

4.30-6pm

Wednesday

NUTS Echo

Age P7 - 3rd year

6-7.15pm

Lifeline project

Age 4th year +

8-10pm

Thursday

GLOW

Young Women

Age 4th year +

3.30-6pm

Footballl

Young Men

Age 14+

4-5.30pm

Brook Activity Ctre

NUTS Pulse

Age P7 - 3rd year

6-7.15pm

Lagmore Parish Hall

Friday

FLARE

Young Women

Age P7 - 3rd year

5.30-7pm

Street Work

6.30pm - 9.30pm

Saturday

Street Work

6.30pm - 9.30pm

Sunday

The Well

Age 4th year +

7.30-9pm

Street Work

6.30pm - 9.30pm

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