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...


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...

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Greater Shankill Youth Workers Forum

Let’s get involved The Greater Shankill area has a history of excellent youth work practice. We have many examples of unique and innovative youth work approaches that were developed in this community that are regarded as mode...


Greater Shankill Bonfire Project

Loyalist bonfires have often been the target of negative perceptions and opinions within the media, the political establishment and the wider community. The cause for much of the disquiet concerning bonfires is related to the a...

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QUB offers Community Based Restorative Practice Course

Community Based Restorative Practices Course 19 – 23 January 2015 Queens University Belfast The 5 day short course provides a framework for participants to explore the principles, practices and  values of community base...

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