Tipperary Regional Youth Service’ Café Chillax Youth Café on Croke Street, Thurles is open to all second level students in the area. Café Chillax is a safe, supervised environment for young people to come and mix with their friends. There are refreshments available at a low cost as well as there being computers with Internet access, the Wii, an air hockey table, a wide screen TV with the music channels and a pool table where you can play pool for 20c.
We are open Mondays from 6.30pm-8.30pm, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4pm-6pm.
Thurles Youth Project
The Thurles Youth Project caters for young people aged 8 to 18 and provide opportunities for them to participate in activities which will help enable them to express emotions and develop confidence, self esteem and social interaction. We will explore many issues through games, music, arts & crafts and drama as well as participating in drug and alcohol awareness programmes and mental health and healthy lifestyles workshops, to name but a few.
Highlights from 2011
We delivered the following programmes in 2011 The Copping On Crime Awareness Programme, Anti-Bullying, The Transition Programme, a Cooking Workshop, First Aid and the Hill Walking Programme.
We were involved with The Thurles Community Association, Street Soccer League in which over 100 young people took part, hosted Thurles Got Talent Competition with over 40 acts, the Thurles Family Fun Day with over 200 people attending.
We held many fundraisers throughout the year. Thank you to all who supported them. More recently we held a Breakfast Morning in aid of Childline which was a great success for a worthy cause!
If you are interested in joining any of the groups, would like to volunteer with us or would like more information on any of the above, please contact Sara Leahy, Community Youth Worker, at the Tipperary Regional Youth Service, Croke St, Thurles on 0504 23426 or 0876210666.