NIYF

RLP Belfast Foyer Drop In

This evening we had our 2nd Self Care Session and really enjoyed spending some down time together. The young people told us that they thoroughly enjoyed taking a break from hostel life when it's available. Tonight we: Met more new young people who wanted to sign up to RLP. The need is ever-growing. Shared some...

What a day we had at our #Showcase!

What a day we had at our #Showcase! We are so so proud of our members and apprentices putting their work front and centre - showing the world how amazing they are! Hearing stories of journeys and distance travelled Launched RLP and HOME project videos Heard about the RLP University Experience Listened to how...

RLP university experience

Yesterday saw the group complete their final day round in Ulster University What a way to finish up a great project, the group: - Planned and designed a poster campaign - Presented their issue based campaign to assessor - Visit the campus - Discuss education pathways - MOST IMPORTANTLY PASS THEIR LEVEL 4 QUALIFICATION Massive congratulations...

Young Women’s Programme

Go Karting last week with the young women's programme A very funny evening with the girls getting to know each other! what better way to do it than karting? Looking forward to our next few weeks of team building before the Residential

POTUS Address

Yesterday we were delighted to be invited along to the POTUS Address at the opening of the brilliant new Ulster University campus and to mark the #BGFA25 anniversary. So great to see young people at the forefront! Also great to meet US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Joe Kennedy III & catch up with the...

Electoral Commission UK

And that’s a wrap Celebrating our journey and reflecting on the Youth Engagement Panels process Political awareness & understanding How does democracy work Voting systems in NI Welcome to your vote week campaign Youth led resource launching soon

Meeting With Abbey CBS

WOW NIYF had the pleasure of meeting these amazing students from Abbey CBS with thanks to Cormac from Westcourt Centre Social Justice Desk for enabling us with this opportunity. These young men and teachers came to visit NIYFs #Change project and #RLP workers and our youth apprentice Shannon to hear about our youth homelessness work...

Promoting Youth Voice at Stormont

About last night… What an amazing night full of insightful & important discussions about #PromotingYouthVoice , how #EnoughIsEnough regarding lack of government & thoughts as we mark #BGFA25 ! Thank you to everyone who came along and participated! Shoutout to our political champions Colin McGrath SDLP Connie Egan MLA Danny Baker MLA Mike Nesbitt...

2023 Good Relations Awards programme

We are proud to support the launch of the 2023 Good Relations Awards programme. Recognising and celebrating our Good Relations champions and projects. Nominate now www.goodrelationsawards.com #GRAWARDS23 Good Relations Awards 2023 - Now open for entries. #GRAWARDS23 designed to recognise exceptional commitment to good relations work, providing opportunities for those who go above and beyond every day, to step forward...

KNowhere to go

NIYF have launched the kNowhere to Go? report – a peer approach to preventing homelessness in NI which included interviews with more than 40 young people across Northern Ireland who have experienced homelessness and understand the issues and barriers facing young people at risk of or currently homelessness. The report was produced as part of the...

Young People of the Peace Process

NIYF Report on Young People's views on NI Centenary, Identity & Social Issues Young People of the Peace Process - Summary Report Cover NIYF launch new report entitled ' Young People of the Peace Process' following survey of almost 400 young people across Northern Ireland. This programme emerged from young people expressing their wishes to be included...

NIYF call for Youth Conference with First Minister & Deputy First Minister

Northern Ireland’s young people must be involved in decisions affecting their lives as the Covid-19 lockdown eases. The Northern Ireland Youth Forum (NIYF), which represents their interests, said its research has shown young people suffering from boredom, anxiety and feelings of isolation since measures were introduced to stem the spread of the virus. NIYF Deputy Director Phil...

Young people want a say on bonfire traditions 

Young people are calling for the opportunity to learn more and reflect on how we as a society celebrate culture and tradition. That is main conclusion of two major reports published this week – one focusing on loyalist bonfires and the second on republican bonfires. The reports were carried out by the Northern Ireland Youth Forum (NIYF) which was keen...