057 933 3471
Open to individuals between the ages of 15 - 21 years, our programme is focused on both academic and social development.
Our aim is to ensure that students who want to be educated but find mainstream difficult are given the opportunity to continue their studies in a comfortable and supportive environment. That they are given the opportunity to flourish and meet their long term goals. We as a team have high expectations of all our students.
In order for us as a team to ensure that the students within our facility receive the best of what we have to offer, feel comfortable to be themselves and give their opinion, but more importantly achieve their Certification for entry into college we operate by a zero tolerance policy. We are here to educate! Education is Key!
a student of Kilbeggan Youthreach, I can safely say that life is a busy one.
Being a student here has given me so many opportunities to do things that I
otherwise wouldn’t have been able to do before. While there are always tough times,
the hard work is worth it to be able to hold your head high and be proud of the
things you have accomplished.
Staff here always encourage you to reach your
full potential and do your best. While academic learning is key to getting where
you want to go, it is not the only important thing in life. I’ve learned so
many different life skills in the short time I’ve been here, and these things
will stay with me for the rest of my life.
The staff here in the centre genuinely care about their
students. They want to see them succeed, no matter what it is they wish to
succeed in. They go above and beyond what any teacher ever did for me in
secondary school to ensure that we are comfortable, relaxed and progressing in
our folders. Building a healthy relationship with them is easy, because they
are all so likeable in their own ways, and they are a lot of fun to be around
which makes it a lot easier to learn from them. They do not rush us or get
angry at us for not understanding, and they will take extra time out of their
day to make sure we are not feeling overwhelmed or left behind in any of our
subjects. They teach us not only about our subjects, but also life skills and
how to be a better person overall. They also take time to make up certain games
and team bonding sessions to make sure that we aren’t always doing academics.
They are a fantastic group of people that I have grown to genuinely care about
myself, and I am sure I am not the only one who feels that way.
Whilst here I have learned how to cook, how to
make a presentation, how to work in a team and how to save a life. I have
re-discovered how nice it feels to be kind in a world that needs better, I have
gone back to a time where it doesn’t feel silly to ask simple questions and I
have travelled back to 1916 while wandering the halls of Kilmainham Gaol,
wondering how Countess Markievicz felt stuck behind the bars of her tiny prison
When I was in school, I liked learning, but the constant overwhelming
pressure ruined that for me in the end and I eventually dropped out. Devastated
because I had “failed” and doing nothing because I simply had nothing to do, I
was left in a rut. I am so glad I found Youthreach when I did.