In September 2021, the CDETB sought submissions from experienced organisations as part of an open call, to deliver a specific service targeting hard to reach young people in the Coolock/Kilmore area, particularly those whose lives are impacted by the effects of, involvement in, gang related criminality violence and substance misuse.
Sphere 17 Regional Youth Service, Kilmore West Youth Project and Edenmore Drug Intervention Team submitted a joint application and were successful in securing funding for a dedicated 3 person detached youth work team. From this came Out ‘N’ About Detached Youth Service.
Situated in Sphere 17 Darndale- Out N About is a detached youth service in the areas of Coolock, Darndale and Kilmore that has a specific focus on engaging young people who are not engaging in any service or for those who have dropped off. This service aims to work with young people on their terms and on their turf. A street based service that will provide the supports of a youth service; Out ‘N’ About. We are youth centred and hope to learn about young people from young people. The team will also be involved in community events and will continue to spread awareness of what we do across the community. For now, we will be present, be consistent, be seen and slowly build relationships with young people.
Meet our team members here
Stop and say hello if you see us in the different communities wearing our blue jackets or grey hoodies!