The Bridge – YDP


Who we are

The Bridge Project is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union. It is a community based and supported Youth Diversion Project which provides a range of educational and recreational activities for young people between the ages of 12 – 17 in the Leixlip District (Leixlip, Celbridge, Maynooth and Kilcock).

A steering committee made up of representatives from the community and In Sync advise the project.

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What we do

The aim of the Bridge Project is to support and enable young people who are:

  • at risk of being involved in crime or anti-social behaviour in their local communities.
  • already involved in crime or anti-social behaviour
  • And guide them to become involved in positive developmental activities in their own communities

What we offer

  • Direct Work— working directly with young people and their parents individually and/or in small groups to explore alternatives
  • Issue awareness programmes—provided to groups of young people on issues such as personal development, life-skills, drug and alcohol awareness and the impact of crime and anti-social behaviour on themselves and their communities
  • Networking with agencies in the area— such as schools, Gardaí, Residents Associations, Community Groups etc
  • Family Support— support and information is provided to the parents and families of young people involved in the project
  • The Bridge Project offers opportunities to young people for education, employment training, sport, art, music and lots more.

This project is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union