Youthreach Ballinrobe was a buzz to say the least honestly very happy I decided to go there, I wouldn’t have seen myself finishing school as it just wasn’t for me, I could have finished it but I would have been unhappy doing so. I’m glad youthreach exists cause it shows that there are other ways to further your education than doing the old fashioned leaving cert way.

I did good in my results from what I remember I didn’t think I could get that much. I was happy with what I got and I applied to GTI shortly after for a plc course in social studies. I’m currently studying social care practice and I love it! It’s a 4 year course and I’m in my second semester of third year in Athlone institute of technology.

I found Youthreach opened my mind about a lot of different things and I also witnessed the stigma about Youthreach. A lot of people wouldn’t go to youthreach because of the stigma and I think it should change, I enjoyed it overall and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Student No. 7