Children-Youth

The Irish Girl Guides

Our mission is to enable girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world.

The Irish Girl Guides is divided into the following age groups:
- Ladybird Guides: aged 5 - 7 years
- Brownie Guides: aged 6 (1/2) - 11 years
- Guides: aged 10 - 14 (1/2) years
- Senior Branch: aged 14 (1/2)+ years.

... Discover what it's like to be part of a movement of 10 million people who look different to you, eat different food, speak different languages, but all think the same way as you do.

The Krystle Smith Trust

The purpose of the Krystle Smith Trust are:

To Raise awareness of Children and teenagers and young adults cancer in Ireland.

To raise money for the research and cure of Ewing's Sarcoma a deadly cancer that strikes Children and teenages and young adults.

To give information to patients care-givers and health professionals on up to date research taking place worldwide. Our website is full of links Irish, Uk, Europe, and The U.S.A.

The National Youth Health Programme (NYHP)

The National Youth Health Programme is a partnership between the National Youth Council of Ireland, the Health Promotion Unit of the Department of Health and Children and the Youth Affairs Section of the Department of Education & Science.

Our aim is to provide a broad-based, flexible health promotion / education support and training service to youth organisations and to all those working with young people in out-of-school settings.

Treoir

Treoir (the Federation of Services for Unmarried Parents and their Children) is the national co-ordinating body of both statutory and voluntary agencies which provide services for unmarried parents and their children.

Our aims is to promote the welfare of and improve the standards of care for unmarried parents and their children.

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UNICEF Ireland

Established in 1962, UNICEF Ireland is committed to working for every child.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

Website: UNICEF Ireland

Waterford County Childcare Committee

Mission Statement - In co-operation with the key stakeholders, to develop a quality childcare environment whwre all children in County Waterford have opportunities for 'holistic development'.

The core values of the work of the Waterford County Childcare Committee are:
- Child Centred
- Quality
- Equality & Diversity
- Participatioon & Communication
- Viability & Sustainability
- Accessibility
- Transparency & Accountability
- Language Diversity
- Community Development Approach.

YMCA Ireland

The main focus of YMCA work in Ireland is supporting young people to grow physically, mentally and spiritually. YMCA Ireland works with 26,000 young people and families.  Over it’s long history it has been involved in working with young people on signature programmes in vocational training, family youth-work, leadership development and international engagement.

Young Christian Workers (YCW)

The YCW is an international youth movement, which values the dignity and worth of each young person. It enables its members to challenge social exclusion and take action to bring about change in their home, their workplace and their social life.

Founded in Belgium in 1925 by Fr. Joseph Cardijn, the YCW believes that each young worker has a vital role to play in the solving of his or her own needs and problems. Starting with their own lives members are encouraged to Review their Life and look at possible solutions to bring about change.

Young Irish Film Makers

Young Irish Film Makers is a youth media education service dedicated to the personal, social, cultural, critical and intellectual development of young people from all social backgrounds.

We deliver a wide range of developmental and educational media training programmes that nurtures the abilities of young people to become skilled social users and critical creators rather than passive consumers of the media.

YIFM is a not for profit, registered charity. All income is reinvested in our youth education and training services.

Youth Advocate Programmes, Ireland

Youth Advocate Programmes (YAP) Ireland's mission is to provide an alternative to the institutionalisation of vulnerable young people through services which maintain them in their communities.

It provides young people and their families with the opportunity to develop, contribute and be valued as assets so that communities have safe, proven effective alternatives to institutional placement.

YAP Ireland have programmes in the following areas:
- Galway / Roscommon
- Limerick
- Dublin
- Meath / Cavan / Louth / Monaghan
- Cork