14 week employability & personal development programme for young people aged 16 to 24 in the Belfast, North Down and Ards areas.


To find out more about Start email Dearbhla@includeyouth.org or call 028 9031 1007.

​Give & Take: Start Programme

"Start has given me the confidence to realise my capability and realise that I can do anything when I put my mind to it."

Give & Take: Start supports young people aged 16 to 24, who need education, employment or training, improve their confidence and self-esteem, learn new skills, gain qualifications and feel more a part of their community.

Start is a 14 week programme for young people in North Down, Ards and the Greater Belfast areas and is delivered in partnership with Northern Ireland Alternatives.

Young people participate in:

  • Personal development programmes
  • Team building activities
  • Mentoring support
  • Employability skills
  • Vocational qualifications
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Work place tours

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