Local young people take part in anti-social behaviour project

Picture from left, Mark Doherty (C.R.J) Carla Healy, Blaine Lynch, Dylan Harkin and Darren McCann (Outreach Worker).
Picture from left, Mark Doherty (C.R.J) Carla Healy, Blaine Lynch, Dylan Harkin and Darren McCann (Outreach Worker).

Three groups of young people from the Ballymagroarty and Hazelbank areas will spend the next five months working out ways of encouraging positive behaviour amongst their peers.

The Youth Outreach Programme will focus on the following three topics; drugs, alcohol and anti-social behaviour (Divert), personal confidence and self-esteem programme (Goal For Youth) and impact of anti community behaviour (Community Restorative Justice).

Each of the three programmes will last seven weeks and result in a piece of work designed by young people which reflects their learning and contains a message they believe may discourage other young people from getting involved in such activity. This will come in the form of a video, poster and booklet, all of which will be used for participating organisations’ promotion and campaigns.

The first project got underway in Ballymagroarty recently and saw the young people learn about the different types of anti-community behaviour. At the end of the programme the young people designed posters and leaflets to communicate their message of positive behaviour.

The posters and leaflets will be made available to the general public next week. If you would like some copies please contact Ballymagroarty and Hazelbank Community Partnership (BHCP) on 02871271977.