Youth Horizons has under gone some dramatic changes and enhancements over the over 30 years. We started in 1987 offering a wide range of services such as nutrition, cooking classes, literacy development, and art courses. This initial programme was run by a collection of volunteers led by Sr. Mairead Hughes and co-ordinated by Eithne Downey.
Young people leaving school early without any qualifications has always been an issue in West Tallaght. With this in mind Sr. Mairead developed the leaving certificate programme in 1999. Since then, over 200 students have studied for and received a Leaving Certificate through Youth Horizons, which has allowed them to progress onto further education or into the work force.
Today the ethos of Youth Horizons is still the same . To answer the needs of our community whatever they may be. We now have two distinct but intertwined areas of education at Youth Horizons; Education Programme and Health and Wellness Programme