This week, we’ll be looking at a group that is slightly closer to home, so to speak. A group that faces an entirely different set of struggles, but are nonetheless in as much need of as any group we work with. Picture this: you are Danny, a 14 year old boy from the Milltown estate in South Belfast.
Recently we sat down with our Senior Youth Workers, Jonny Luke and Lizzie Brown, to find out what Inspires them in Youth Work, and how working with Dreamscheme provides a unique and motivational environment where they can help transform young people.
It has been another fantastic year for our young people. From serving their local communities to conquering fears on amazing trips, 2017 was a year with memories in abundance. Here are a few highlights from last year.
Ten young people from Dreamscheme Northern Ireland attended Belfast City Airport recently for a behind-the-scenes tour, advice on career opportunities in the sector and even a visit to the airport’s Fire Station.
We are hosting an free and informal open night on Friday 16th June 2017 from 7.00-8.30pm at our Dreamscheme Youth Centre, to highlight and share information about the wide range of summer youth work happening in the Castlereagh area this summer.
We hear people often say that they are feeling anxious, perhaps if they have a job interview, an important exam - or even a big date! It is characterised by the butterflies in our stomach, our shaking hands, the awkward laugh that we do that sounds somewhere between a cat being strangled and an angry whale. It feels uncomfortable, unnatural, unnecessary, and the word itself is sometimes tossed to the wind in such a way that it loses its meaning altogether: ‘I’m really anxious’, or ‘I suffer from anxiety’... but do you really?