Join the journey

 

We're reaching young people who are stuck.

Over the next few years, our aim is to help them transform their lives. And we'd love you to be part of their journey. 

You can get involved by givingvolunteering, or simply cheering them on here!

But first, what's Dreamscheme all about?

 
 

We reach young people who need support

We are currently reaching young people from a wide range of communities in Belfast and Castlereagh, including Braniel, Milltown/Belvoir, Breda, Dundonald and Lower Ormeau. 

We work together with parents, community leaders, schools and police to identify young people in most need of support.

Young people in Dreamscheme face the following challenges or issues:

  • Pressure to abuse alcohol or drugs
  • Pressure to take part in anti-social behaviour
  • Poor attitude towards self and others
  • Poor attitude towards education and work
  • Mental health problems
  • Poor communication or social skills
  • Home and family problems
 
 
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We have a flexible approach but the same mission

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youth intervention 

During the summer and at weekends, our street youth workers reach out to young people who are stuck in patterns of destructive behaviour, such as drug and alcohol abuse. Through this work, we are able to build trust, relationships and encourage young people to participate in positive alternatives.

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youth groups

We create safe, positive spaces in local communities where young people can connect and thrive together. Our Dreamscheme groups run every week where young people get involved in awareness workshops, community service, drop-ins, debates, sports activities and stimulating trips. 

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youth support

Through our mentoring programme we encourage, challenge, and coach young people who are in greatest need of individual support. We mentor young people in the community and in local schools.


Work = Points = Trips

We mix work with fun and motivate young people to make a difference in their communities

Young people from Braniel host the annual Intergenerational Christmas Dinner. A fantastic night with food, music and banter!

The Belfast Stories Project involved young people from Milltown, Belvoir and Braniel capturing stories from the past and creating an online video collection.


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Dreamscheme has provided great opportunities for my daughter over the past year or so. To have somewhere for her to go were she enjoys the friendships, feels safe, comfortable and knows she has great mentors is invaluable especially in the teenage years.
— Claire, mother
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The leaders and volunteers of Dreamscheme should be very proud of the work they do with the young people. They are exceptional role models. They have fun but equally discuss challenging topics current for young people today, in an inclusive approach. My son loves Dreamscheme.
— Andrea, mother

Together, we're making a difference

Dreamscheme has helped me stay away from dangerous things like drink, drugs and hanging around with the wrong group of people.
— Ben, young person
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Dreamscheme has made me more confident in myself. I was really shy and easily embarrassed but Dreamscheme helped me come out of myself. I was able to go for a job and now work part time.
— Caitlin, young person

Join the journey by giving as little as £3

 

what your donation goes towards:

  • Activity costs - to provide diversionary or developmental activities
  • Transport costs - to facilitate diversionary and residential trips
  • Room rental costs - to provide a safe centre for young people
  • Youth worker costs - to enable weekly mentoring and activities
  • Accreditation costs - to offer qualifications to young people
  • Food costs - to provide refreshments during projects

 

Thank you