The voluntary nature of relationships for young people in Swan Youth Service makes space for creativity, expression, openness, and progression. With positive relationships built young people feel safer and more confident.
We know that while
SWAN Youth Service
At SYS we teach a number of musical instruments such as guitars – half size for beginners and full size for acoustic, electric and bass guitars.
Good place to hang out!
Monday to Friday
9:00 – 17:00
13:00 – 14:00
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“I struggle a lot with anxiety,” she says. If there’s trouble at home, “Swan is a place I come to play music and get away from stuff”.
Tamzin (17), plays the guitar and is learning to play the piano.
“It takes my mind off everything.”
Aaron (19), started playing bass last January after three years of learning the acoustic guitar and finds music sessions to be good for clearing the head.
“I am very grateful having got the chance to work with these young people, it allowed me to challenge and develop my experiences and my interpersonal skills. The young people at Swan Youth Service made the experience very enjoyable”
Amy Boyle (23), Relief Contact Worker.
“My work placement in Swan Youth Service was a positive and enjoyable time. I got the opportunity to learn more about youth work and practice my skills gained in the University. I highly recommend Swan Youth Service for any students looking to do youth work and have a better understanding of it. Staff is very welcoming also and overall it was an amazing experience.”
Kelly (22) NEIC Part-time Detached Youth Worker.
“Swan Youth Service for me was a valuable experience. I found out of what it is like to work on the front lines of youth work, more importantly practising youth work to how it should be done, inclusive of all and with a strong sense of integrity with the values and principles of youth work.”
Matt (21) NEIC Detached Youth Worker.
“I had the most incredible time on work placement in Swan. The staff is absolutely incredible! There is something really special about Swan Youth Service and the work they are doing.”
Aibhinn (23) Community and Youth Development student at Technological University of Dublin.
“Swan helped me to shape my life from childhood to adulthood. I loved spending my time there and still do."
Dylan Joyce (25) Aircraft Technician Trainee at Dublin Airport.