SWAN aims to promote positive involvement of young people in the St. Agatha’s, North Strand and North Wall areas. We hope to build positive working relationships with young people and act as a consistent support for them. We challenge and encourage young people.
We want to create a sense of social awareness among those who choose to engage in SWAN’s activities, that the young people have a voice, and that they may participate in their community in positive way and with responsibility. We hope that over time young people will develop a real sense of ownership of the Youth Service. Through group work we help develop new interests among young people, that they develop social, practical and creative skills. We hope that in an often injust and unequal society that as many opportunities are open to the young people of our area, as should be.