What We Do
Limerick Youth Service (LYS) is a leading provider of youth work, education, training & employability opportunities for young people and, with over 40 years’ experience, is to the fore in providing quality youth led programmes.
LYS supports a number of diverse youth work projects including Comhairle na nÓg, Garda Youth Diversion, Youth Cafés, Youth & Family Support, Be Well: Youth Mental Health Service, a Youth Information Bereau, international youth work & volunteer led youth clubs across Limerick City & County.
Education & training remain key features of the organisation with a variety of course including Employability Skills, Early Childhood Care & Skills, Bike Project, Community Mapping, Retail Skills, Catering Course, Baking Skills, iScoil initiative & Leaving Cert Applied among the many course young people can study.
LYS enhances the civic, educational, personal & social development of young people with programmes focusing on a broad range of topics from leaderships skills, animal welfare and web safety to creative arts, music and sport.
LYS works in partnership with a number of national and regional organisations including Youth Work Ireland, Solas, Tusla, Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board, the Department of Justice and Equality, Limerick City & County Council, the Department of Children & Youth Affairs, the Department of Social Protection, the Irish Youth Foundation, Leargas, European Social Fun & the HSE along with many voluntary and community groups.
A recognised charity, Limerick Youth Service is compliant with the Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland.
For a copy of LYS’ Governance Code please click: Governance Code (2017)