THE Drum Youth Project and Health Café run by Foróige has a range of activities for young people aged 12-18 over the coming weeks.
This Saturday, ‘Stand Up’ Sports Day in The Castle Park will take place from 2-5pm for 12-18 year olds. As part of Stand Up! LGBT Awareness Week from April 4-15, the event aims to show lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people that efforts are being made by their peers to stand up to homophobia and to encourage other young people to build relationships with LGBT young people.
Next Monday from 7-9pm is ‘Have Your Say’ Night. All parents of young people aged between 12 and 18 are invited to The Drum to learn of the different services on offer to their young people. Young people aged between 12 and 18 years are also encouraged to come in order to contribute to The Drum summer programme plans. Snacks, refreshments and entertainment will be provided
April 20: Girls ‘get active group’ (12-14 year olds) from 1-3pm, Afternoon Chill-out session (14-18 year olds) from 3-4.30pm, and Drop-in Youth Café (12-14 year olds) from 4.30-6.30pm.
April 21: Boys ‘get active group’ (12-14 year olds) from 1-3pm, Youth Café (14-18 year olds) from 4.30-6.30pm, and a Late-Night Gig (14-18 year olds; admission 3 euro) from 7.30-10pm. The gig is organised by 17-year-old Philip Corr in aid of The A-Z Children’s Charity in Uganda, and anyone aged between 14 and 18 who interested in performing can contact Kate Carroll on 086 7736975.
April 27: ‘Make Your Mark Drop-in Art Project’ (12-18 year olds) from 1-4pm, and Youth Café (12-14 year olds) from 4.30-6.30pm.
April 28 and 29: ‘Make Your Mark Drop in Art Project’ (12-18 year olds) from 1-4pm, and Youth Café (14-18 year olds) from 4.30-6.30pm.
This is in addition to The Drum’s regular activities, including a beginners guitar club, hip-hop dance group, music rehearsal space, gaming club, music business group and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth group.