Youth Employability Support YESS Project – South Sligo

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Conlon House,
Co Ireland
Co. Sligo
General Details
Service / Organisation: Foroige
Tel: 0860130795   Tel: 0867791682             
Description of main activities / services for children and families:

Personal Development
Employability Skills
Training Opportunities
Work Experience


 Foroige YESS Programme, funded by International Fund for Ireland, has been initiated as a youth employability support service in the South Sligo area.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is suitable for young people aged 16-25 who, having left education with low level qualifications, require support to re-engage with education, training or employment.

What we do…

We aim to help young people build and develop life skills that build confidence and resilience and make them more employable

We provide an individual support programme to meet the specific needs of each young person, with a strong emphasis on personal development and employability skills. Alongside the programme of individualised support there will be opportunities to engage in accredited training, work experience or internships in their area of interest.

The overall aim is that participants will be supported to re-enter training, education or employment.

How to get involved… for further information please contact:

Elizabeth Murphy (Foroige) Tel:  0860130795                                                Email:

Stacey Costello  Tel: 0867791682                                                                               Email:

Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Sligo town and environs
  • Sligo - south, east and west
Where service is provided
Where service is provided:
  • Service provided at various locations throughout the area covered
Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Free
How to access the service
How to access the service (referral pathways):
  • People can self-refer / access the service directly (without the need for a referral)
  • Parents / guardians can refer
  • Through GP
  • Through schools
  • Through Tusla Child and Family Social Workers
  • Through other Tusla services (e.g. Education Welfare Service)
  • Through HSE services
  • Through other statutory services
  • Through other community / voluntary service
Parental permission needed
Do young people need parental permission to use your service?:
  • Under-18s need parental permission
Age-range catered for
Age-range catered for:
  • Young adults (18-24 years)



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