The Youth Club, with a membership of 350, meets from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from September until the end of June.
The weekly programme of activities is aimed at developing the young person’s Personal and Social Development. Programme topics include: Health Education, Creative Arts, Widening Horizons, Citizenship, Environmental Awareness, Testing Values and Beliefs and Community Involvement.
The Youth Club is also responsible for Limavady Youths Football Club, a cross community programme attracting young people from all sides of the community. We have seven teams at present: ranging in age from U-10’s to U-16’s, which train once a week at the Youth Club and compete every Saturday morning in the IFA National League or North West League.
Links within the community are vibrant and proactive. The Youth Club magazine ‘High Times’ which is published every September chronicles the breadth of activities which have taken place during the previous year. A number of leaders and volunteers assist the Youth Club throughout the year making it the success which it is.
Limavady High School Youth Club exists to enhance the personal, social and emotional development of all the young people who access its services. We endeavor to provide a safe and varied environment to fulfill the needs of our young people in today’s society.
For our young members, the opportunity for friendships, meaningful relationships, the acquisition of new skills and the growth of confidence and self-esteem provided by this Youth Club is vital during the developing years.
Our aim is to facilitate young people so that they can develop their potential fully in order to encourage a peaceful new culture of equality and inclusion through attendance and participation in the chosen activities, bring about a more positive image of young people within the local community.
The young people at Limavady High School Youth Club play an active part in planning, shaping and delivering their own programmes, in reviewing their effectiveness and relevance, and changing and developing them on the basis of reflection and evaluation.
The leaders at Youth Club support their right to make choices, to develop at their own pace and give them power to voice their own ideas.
From this stems a very rewarding relationship between the leaders of the Youth Club and its members. Every young person is respected for their combination of qualities and capabilities and choose to be involved, not least because they want to meet friends, make new acquaintances and have fun.