Hi I'm Colm Fanning Programme manager for Lagmore Youth Project. My role includes, supporting staff, strategic direction for the project, fundraising and helping with delivery of programmes. I got involved as I noticed a big demand for youth services in Lagmore and wanted to help meet the growing needs for the area. I have been supporting young people for over 22 years now across the Island of Ireland
Hi my name is Arón Hughes and I am a youth worker with Lagmore Youth Project. I currently work across all our weekly programmes but take lead particularly on our Seniors and Inclusion programmes focusing on leadership, training and inclusion. I got involved in LYP because I personally have seen the benefits of what youth work and informal education can do for young people, so by volunteering and working with LYP I can give back what had gained just a number of years ago - I absolutely love it. An interesting fact about me is that I used to take flying lessons ( I know, its random lol!!)
Hi, Im Chris and I am a Youth Support Worker with LYP throughout all of our weekly programmes. Over the past year I have been leading on our Juniors programme, providing our members with fun, engaging and educational weekly sessions and trips! I am looking foreword to leading our Intermediate programme and Junior Youth Forum over the coming months to make real change for the youth of Lagmore and Colin! A fun fact about me? Im colourblind (don't be asking me for any outfit suggestions lol)
My names Daire, I’m an assistant youth support worker in Lagmore youth project I’ve been involved with a number of projects over the past year including delivering sessions to the junior groups and engaging in the street through outreach I also was involved with taking a group on the summer reconnex project. I got involved with Lagmore youth project at the start of 2020 as youth work has always been something I’ve loved to get involved with and I love that Lagmore engages so much with the local community and the events they are able to put on. An interesting fact about me would have to be my shoe size I wear a size 14 shoe and it is incredibly hard to find shoes.
I started volunteering at Lagmore Youth project as part of my placement for my Community Youth Work degree. Since my placement I was lucky enough to gain a contract as a Youth Support Worker working across the various programmes the project has to offer. Fun fact... I have had a twin since birth (strangely enough), so I essentially have another me cutting about Belfast.
Hi, I’m Lauren! I’m a part of the outreach team and work to make sure everyone is being safe on the streets. I have seen the benefit of the work organisations like Lagmore Youth Project do and have got involved to ensure young people in our area have great opportunities available to them locally! An interesting fact about me… is it interesting that I’m a qualified youth worker? I got my degree in July 2020 (during the pandemic!!) and have a passion for young people’s rights and making sure they have a voice!
My name is Mags McDonald and I got involved with Lagmore Youth because I wanted to give something back to the to the Colin Community, the area where I grew up. I volunteer with the Seniors Program and find it very rewarding as our young people really are brilliant and a credit to their families.
Hi, I am Louise Rogers, mum to 3 kids. My role at LYP is Youth Leader. I have volunteered in the Young womens programme and the Juniors Programme over the last year. I have had some amazing experiences through the programmes. I really enjoy getting to know all the young people. Everyone of them are stars 🌟 the highlight so far for me was our amazing summer scheme and the p7 residential. I got involved in the project as firstly I have 3 kids myself and as a resident of Lagmore I believed there was a need for youth services in the area. When I heard about the project I offered to volunteer as it would be so good for the kids in the Colin area. An interesting fact about me is I have a brown birth mark in my eye.
My name is Tanya Smyth I currently volunteer as a youth worker for Lagmore Youth Project. I work with the intermediate groups which is an excellent age to see young people transition from primary to secondary education and to steer youth work towards a play-formal setting. It’s amazing to see the young people from Lagmore enjoying the centre and its fantastic to give back to the community. I got Interested in Lagmore Youth Project as I felt this part of the Colin area lacked resources and with its ever growing population especially the youth in lagmore, investment needed to happen.
My names Sarah, I am 19 years old and currently studying in university. I am a volunteer youth leader for the intermediates and our drop-in programme. I got involved because I love working with young people and helping them too develop and grow as they progress into different stages of their life.
My name is Daniel (Danny) Baker. My role within the lagmore youth project is volunteer youth worker on the intermediates programme. I absolutely love working with the young people in the community and I feel this age group is a perfect age to start fun based programmed youth work with. I also sit on the management committee which enables me to contribute and work on the project in the background to help the project grow. I initially got involved in the project to help enhance the area and attribute to the young peoples needs in the area by creating a safe environment where they can flourish. An interesting fact about me is that if I absolutely love a selfie
Hi I'm Shona, my main role is helping out where ever is needed (usually cooking or behind the scenes). I recently volunteered during summer schemes and breakfast club. The reason I volunteer is because many hands make light work and it's great fun.
Hi, I am Vincent and I got involved with volunteering at LYP when I engaged with staff on outreach in 2020. I got involved because I wanted to give back to my community and from seeing the great community work LYP do this suited me greatly. An interesting fact about me is I like going on long walks.
I have recently become a volunteer with Lagmore Youth Project after seeing all the wonderful work they do for the local community on social media. Whilst I haven’t been involved in much so far, the team have welcomed me with open arms and I hope to be in a position to volunteer more over the next few months, starting with detached outreach work on weekend evenings which I’m very much looking forward to. When I’m not busy working the 9-5 in data analytics, I love to spend time with my daughter, love to train (calisthenics, gymnastics and pole dancing) and every so often go jump in the sea to wake myself up a bit! As a single mother from a young age, and overcoming all the challenges that that brings, I have a genuine interest in improving the lives of others in whatever small ways I can, and in empowering them to do the same for themselves.
My name is Tori, I am 17. I am a volunteer, I work with the junior and inclusion programmes. Initially I joined the seniors program but I was offered the chance to volunteer. A hobby that I have is learning about different cultures and traditions
HEY! My name is Max and I am the Lagmore Youth mascot who loves the attention from all our members. Ps. I love treats and belly rubs!