My experience at youthreach Ballinrobe has stood me in good stead , I found the teachers excellent also in the way they went above and beyond to help with any challenges we faced be it how best to study or life questions that one wonders before progressing to college.

After youthreach I attended SCFE to do a marketing course and after that I completed a hospitality course which I got a distinction in, I have been working in the Riverside hotel Sligo for the past 4 years and Iam currently the bar supervisor responsible for Stock, staff, service etc and I also was the duty manager responsible for hiring staff before the business model changed.

I feel youthreach helped me relax in the sense that learning from books isn’t the be all and end all and that practical learning suits some people far better, the way youthreach is set up with assignments is more like college than ordinary secondary school so it was easier to get in the groove of getting the work done, i can’t praise the teachers high enough for their dedication and care in the roles they do, I met some wonderful people on youthreach and will value my time there for ever.

Student No. 6