A programme in partnership with Youth Initiatives, Newstart Education Centre, Northern Ireland Alternatives and Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre

Strive is supported by the European Union's Peace IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Strive

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Strive is a programme for young people aged 14 to 24 led by Include Youth in partnership with Youth Initiatives, Newstart Education Centre, Northern Ireland Alternatives and Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. It is a youth led programme through our ‘Expert by Experience’ (EBE) approach, EBE’s are young people who have been through similar experiences, providing their expertise to design and deliver a programme that best meets the needs and interests of other young people. Strive is a cross community, cross cultural and cross border programme that engages young people in transformative good relations, citizenship and personal development work. This project is supported by the European Union’s Peace IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

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Locations/ Contacts

Derry/L’derry: Contact jonny@youthinitiatives.com

Co. Donegal (Lifford, Castlefinn & Milford): Contact niall@includeyouth.org

West Belfast (Colin area): Contact alex@youthinitiatives.com

West, South & City Centre Belfast: Contact j.mccomb@newstartedu.org.uk

North Belfast: Contact kelly@alternativesrj.co.uk

East Belfast: Contact Matt@youthinitiatives.com

Downpatrick: Contact fiona@youthinitiatives.com

Benefits for young people who join:

One to one mentoring

Group work/team building

Meet young people from other Strive sites

Personal development sessions – big life issues

Citizenship sessions – participation in local community

Good relations sessions – exploring and engaging other communities and cultures

Opportunity to become a young leader – develop leadership skills

Gain OCN qualifications

Support to transition onto other areas