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Foroige, Gort Youth Service

Who We Are

Gort youth service, is a Foroige operated targeted youth service funded through the Galway/Roscommon Education and Training Board, by the department of children and youth affairs. The project will offer a range of approaches when working with young people.

What We Do

The aim of the project is to provide support of young people living in the Gort area aged 10-24 years who are at -risk of not reaching their fullest potential due to a variety of factors including disadvantage and marginalisation.Gort Youth Service (September – December 2019)

How We Do It

  • Structured small group work with groups of between 2 – 8 young people
  • Structured large group work with groups of 9 or more young people
  • Outreach
  • Residential Programmes
  • Support of young volunteers
  • One to One’s
  • Advocacy work

Who We Serve

10 yrs to 17yrs
Gort Youth Cafe

Gort Youth Service: Mi Casa, tu Casa

Gort youth Service is a Foroige operated youth service that supports young people to reach their fullest potential.

Gort Youth Services,c/o Zone Youth Cafe,Georges Street,Gort, Galway

Quick Reference

Foroige, Gort Youth Service
Gort Youth Service,
c/o Zone Youth Cafe,
Georges Street,
Co. Galway
Gary Nugent 086-0105547
Ruairi Leddy 086-7741623
Is a Referral Required? No



Opening & Closing

Table of Contents

Day and timeProgrammeDetails
Monday 3.30-5.00pmCircus Skills Juniors (10-12yrs)8 week programme where young people are supported to learn and showcase circus skills like Aerial skills, acrobatics, juggling, performance and clowning.
Monday 4.30-6.00pmHealth/Wellbeing Cooking groupThis 6 week practical cooking programme will allow young people the opportunity to test out cooking foods that are tasty and healthy.
Tuesday 3.15-4.45pmActivity Club (10-12yrs)This 8 week group will allow young people to design the programme that they want! The group activity will change every week depending on the interests of the young people involved.
Tuesday 5.00-6.30pmS.T.E.M Techspace Senior- MOJO (13-17years)>This 6 week programme will focus on mobile journalism. How to plan, film and edit content. This will allow young people the opportunity to build confidence and competence in a positive and creative environment.
Tuesday 7-8.30pmMi casa tu casaActivity based group where young people have an opportunity to try out a range of activities including Music, art, cooking, games, sports etc,
Wed 3.15-5pmForest Skills (10-12years)This 6 week programme will allow young people the opportunity to learn forest based skills, forest play and how to protect our natural environment.
Wed 5.30-6.30pmYouth CommitteeYouth participation group that allows young people to have an active voice in the decisions that affect them in Gort Youth Service.
Wed 6.00-7.00pmBand Rehearsal SpaceThis is an opportunity for young people to avail of a peer led space to practice individually or as a band. Don’t have an instrument? You don’t need to worry we have guitars, keys and drums!
Wed 7.00-9.00pmMusic GenerationMusic generation allows young people that want to learn an instrument the opportunity to do it in a group setting with their friends and develop musical ensemble.
Thursday 12.00- 2.00pmSkills development Group(18-24years)This group will allow young people aged 18-24 to build on skills that will support them personally and professionally. E.g Driver theory,C.V prep, interview skills, support on accessing education. Will focus on Accenture’s Skills to Succeed Programme
Thursday 4pm – 5.30pm1st  Year Youth CaféThis is a space for young people to hangout make friends in a safe and supervised environment. (Please note this is not a Foroige Club and will NOT be attending disco’s etc).
Friday 8-10pm (Once Monthly)>Open Mic Gig (13-18years)A chance for young people to preform in a safe and positive environment to a group of peers. You don’t have to be a performer, you can just come and enjoy the talent!
OngoingIndividual Work (Ages 10-17years)One to one support for young people experiencing challenge or adversity in their lives
OngoingLife Coaching (18-24years)Life coaching in an individual space supporting the participant to achieve goals, overcome obstacles and make positive changes or shifts in their lives.
OngoingOnce off events/Weekend workOnce off events will be run throughout the year to meet specific needs/ mark particular occasions
Saturday 3.00-5.00pmAnime/MangaBi Weekly group where young people with an interest in Anime/ Manga share their interest by watching Anime, Sharing Manga, art and cooking,

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