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Alternatives- RESPECT Mural- Wheatfield Primary School

Pupils at Wheatfield Primary School have been seen spray painting walls in the school grounds! However it was not vandalism but an art project in the school as part of Alternatives #GoodForNothing campaign Shankill Alternatives...


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Shankill Bonfire Collectors Want Tyres Removed from Bonfire Site

Alternatives have been working with young people at bonfire sites across the Greater Shankill for 7-8 years and have had an extremely positive response from the local community, bonfire organisers and young people in general. A...



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Alternatives Move to New Premises on the Shankill

After eighteen years operating out of a small rented office on the Woodvale Road, Alternatives have now moved into a superb facility at 137 Agnes Street, Shankill Road. Through an Atlantic Philanthropies grant and supporting fu...


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Shankill Youth Are #GoodForNothing

Shankill Alternatives in partnership with Shankill Youth Safety Partnership are launching the ‘#GoodForNothing’ campaign to turn negative youth stereotypes on their head by encouraging young people to give up their time for...



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Shankill Alternatives Manager Charity Parachute Jump

On Friday the 7th August 2015, Billy Drummond manager of Shankill Alternatives completed his charity parachute jump to raise funds for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.  Billy’s first attempted had to postpo...


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Young People offered a Fresh START

START Programme START Programme is a 14 week Personal Development & Employability Programme for young people aged 16-24. Its primary objective is to support participants in Education, Training & Employment – as we...



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Spotlight: Liam Brennan, Intern

Liam Brennan joins Greater Shankill Alternatives from Boerne, Texas, a small town located directly in the middle of the state. While originally from Texas, Liam recently finished his second year at Duke University in North Caro...


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Spotlight: Joshua Behn, Intern

Warm welcomes to Joshua Behn, one of our two new interns from the United States.  Joshua comes to us from Boston, Massachusetts, and is a student from University of San Diego, pursuing his Masters in Conflict and Peace Studies...



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There is more to Mountain biking than Mountain biking

Over the last number of years the Intensive Youth Support Worker in Shankill Alternatives, thanks to the Belfast Activity Centre and the Shankill youth build project, gained a CTC trail leader qualification. This outdoor Moun...


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Shankill Primary School Visit ‘R.A.D.A.R’ with Shankill Alternatives

In the months of March, April and May 2015, Greater Shankill Alternatives began their yearly workshops in Primary schools across the Greater Shankill.  Alternatives engage with primary 7 classes each year in order to create a...