Clane Youth Project
Clane Project Centre conducted a needs analysis of Clane in 2007 and the single most pressing need at that time was the issue of the ‘youth’ sector of the community with ‘no place to go, nothing to do without the interference of adults.’ In response to this CPC Clane Project Centre approached KYS Kildare Youth Services to assist and advise on a project that would provide a ‘place to go and things to do’ free of adult interference.
A local businessman Dominic Fagan kindly provided a suitable premises free of charge and Clane Youth Project go off to a flying start with professional youth workers from KYS on hand to support and advise the youth in their self-governing project. This worked very well and up to 80 young people per year benefited from this introduction to working together to achieve a better place for the youth of Clane. Clane Project Centre acquired the old Credit Union Building in 2012 and it became home to the ‘Clane Youth Project’ administered by KYS now known as ‘In Sync, Youth and Family Services’ providing professional services to youth around the county.
Various Youth Leaders in particular, Aidan Farrelly, Mars Blake and Colin Mahony who all grew up in Clane and were familiar with the issues, were invaluable to the project and leave a legacy of a dynamic youth project preparing the next generation for the future.
The youth project is still going strong operating from CPC’s premises at NEXUS under the ‘In Sync’ umbrella. Professional Youth Workers are on hand to equip our youth with knowledge and skills on personal and civil issues to take their place in todays world. Clane Project Centre are proud of this initiative and see it making a valuable contribution to future proofing our community. Details of activities and times of opening are all available on www.insync.ie (Youth and Family Services website) and open to anyone aged 12 – 25. Our aim is to make Clane a better place to live and work and we try to support community activity with similar objectives.
We support sports groups, music, art, educational and social organisations by project management and/or financial means.