Portumna Sign Out Youth Company

Portumna Sign Out Youth Company Limited in partnership with Co Galway VEC

Sign Out is a vibrant space, a hub of activity, both indoor and outdoor, and a chill-out zone for the young people of Portumna and the surrounding area... open every Friday from 7pm to 9.30pm for all 15 to 19 year olds. Youth Club is open every Thursday from 7.30pm to 9pm for 13 to 15 year olds.

Sign Out aims to provide a friendly, non-judgemental space for young people to meet up, plan both indoor and outdoor activities, have fun, while socialising amongst their own age group in a safe, fully supervised environment.


Portumna Sign Out Youth Company

News Updates
Autumn / Winter Brochure
Sign Out Youth Groups
Workshops / Activities / Clubs
All Weather Pitch
About Us
Contact Us
Registration Forms


Portumna Sign Out Youth Company


For more information you can visit www.signout.ie



Portumna Sign Out Youth Company


News Updates

29 May 2013

Portumna 'Sign-Out' Youth Cafe welcomes young people from Portumna town and the surrounding areas to avail of the many recreational facilities provided in our club. The Cafe/Club is open two evenings per week - Thursdays for Youth Club @ 7:00 – 9:30pm Fridays Youth Café for TY upwards @ 7:00-10pm.

Sign Out Summer Festival and Family Fun Day: Our annual festival and family fun day is taking place on Monday 3rd June at 2pm. This is going to be a great fun day for all with music from local and visiting bands, soccer and pool tournaments, Xbox and WII games, games for smaller children, BBQ, etc. Come along for what promises to be a really great day. Everybody welcome.

Annual Trips: Sign Out Annual Trips are taking place on the 22nd June for Youth Café members and 16th July for Youth Club members. Contact Lizzy for more information.

Camán Abú: Tuesday nights are for our adult members. Camán Abú has proved to be a resounding success for our more "senior" members, as it is a really fun way to exercise and meet up with old friends or make new ones. For more information contact Lizzy.

All Weather Pitch: Sign Out all weather pitch is available for bookings for very reasonable rates for all age groups. Special birthday party rates available at the moment. Phone Lizzy for special deals.

Contacts: Lizzy 087 6779267

29 January 2013

Fault In The System (F.I.T.S.) Do It Yet Again
Local band, F.I.T.S., have successfully come through the Connaught/Ulster final which was held in The Royal Theatre, Castlebar on Sunday, 27th January, 2013. They are now in the All Ireland Schools Got Talent Search semi-final on the 24th and 25th February (venue to be announced). All at Sign Out wish the five piece band continued success and are delighted to be associated with these superb young musicians. Sign Out Youth Project provided a free bus to transport loyal supporters of the band to the venue in Castlebar, and a brilliant time was had by all. F.I.T.S. are all members of Sign Out Sessions, held every Saturday in Sign Out Youth Café. This is a workshop for all budding young musicians that want to hone their individual skills. For further information contact 087 677 9267.

Fault In The System - Portumna Sign Out Youth Company
F.I.T.S. pictured with Brian Ormond (host of All Ireland Schools got Talent Search)


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Autumn / Winter Brochure

The Autumn Winter brochure can be downloaded as a (.pdf) file here.

Sign Out Youth Café

Portumna Sign Out Youth Co in partnership with Co Galway VEC was formed in June '08. By setting up this purpose built youth facility and all weather pitch, we are providing a safe and comfortable place for our young people to gather. They get to choose the activities, be part of the team, have fun, while socialising amongst their own age group. Team building, organisational abilities and effective communication skills are qualities that will stand to our young people for the rest of their lives.

As part of our Autumn/Winter programme we are offering workshops/training for both adults and young people in Sign Out's relaxed environment.

Youth Cafe open every Fri from 7pm – 9.30pm

All Weather Pitch

Sign Out 5 A-Side All Weather Pitch is available to hire at an hourly rate to groups, individuals, clubs and is an ideal venue for Birthday Parties & Competitions. For further details/times and RECESSION BUSTER Offers contact Tony @ 086 2051346.

Sign Out Soccer Tournament - 25/26 Sept

Sign Out Soccer tournament is open to all teams from pubs - clubs - Firms - one off teams formed by pals - and the entry fee is €20 per man. Teams consist of seven players (5 Players + 2 subs ) who may interchange at any time. Great prizes to be won. Pitch available for practice sessions all year round. For further information and to enter contact Tony at 086 2051346

Regular Events/Workshops
  • Sign Out Youth Cafe open every Fri 7pm to 9.30pm, for all 15 to 18 year olds
  • Portumna Youth Club – Thursdays 7.30pm to 9pm, for all 1st to 3rd Years.
  • Sign Out Teenage Readers Club - 2nd Monday monthly – 7pm to 7.45pm
  • Sign Out Teenage Film Club - 1st Wed monthly
  • Sign Out R.O.C. (recreation, opportunities, creativity) Club – bi-monthly meetings
  • Voice Training & Singing Thur @ 4.30pm
  • Health and Beauty Evening
  • Games Evenings
  • Team Building
  • Healthy Eating for Teens
  • Portumna Youth Democracy Group
  • Comhairle na nÓg
  • Sign Out Folk Choir
  • Radio & DJ Workshop
  • Sign Out Open Mic Night

Volunteer and Help Sign Out Youth Project

Sign Out Youth Project is run on a voluntary basis, providing an alternative for our youth to the 'pub culture'. If you would like to be part of this exciting Community Youth Facility and have a few hours to spare, we would be delighted to hear from you. Phone Susan at 087 6779267 Email: youthsignout@gmail.com

Sign Out Youth Project Office

Opening Hours: Tuesday 10.00am to 12.30pm and Wednesday 10:00am to 12:30pm

Thai & Asian Cookery Demonstration

An evening not to be missed will take place in the Shannon Oaks Hotel with chefs from the award winning restaurant KOH, Millennium Walkway, Dublin, on Wed 4th Nov. Cheese & Wine Reception. Tickets €10

Hiphop & DJ Technology Workshop
  • Facilitated by John Lillis
  • Brief history of dj culture and hip-hop
  • Basic music theory and equipment set-up
  • Demonstrations of sampling, beat-boxing, MC-ing, Dj-ing, scratching
  • Demonstrations of looping, sampling, software (Serato Scratch, Cubase & MIDI)
  • Class Participation and improver session
Sun 20th Sept 1.30 to 3pm. Age 11+ Cost €10. Funded by Galway County Council Arts Grant

Facilitated by Flan Spaight (MA)
  • Team Building & Organisational Skills
  • Programme Planning
  • Effective Planning
  • Dynamics of Group Work
  • Effective Communication & Listening Skills
Commencing Tues 29th Sept. Cost €10. A Certificate of attendance will be presented to each participant on completion. Funded by Galway Rural Development.

One Day English Revision Classes

Tutor John Connelly B.A. H. Dip in ED.
Seminar 1: Comparitive Study. Sun 8th Nov. From 10am to 3.30pm. Cost: €50.
Seminar 2: The Irish Poets (Date to be decided.)
Places limited, early booking essential.

Digital Photography Workshop

Facilitated by Mark Conroy (MA, PGDE)
Introduction to Digital Photography
  • Organising your photos
  • Close-up photography
  • Black and White photography
  • Image editing - cropping
  • Image editing - brightening and darkening
  • Image editing - adding something fromone image to another (text or people, etc.)
Two courses will be run, over 5 nights commencing Wed 23rd Sept & Mon 28th. Cost €50
Places are limited, so get your name down as soon as possible. Funded by Galway County Council

Code of Ethics & Good Practice for Children's Sport

This two night course, for adults, is hosted by County Galway Local Sports Partnership. And is open to all clubs, groups and individuals. Participants are reminded that this is an awareness course and each participant will receive a certificate of attendance on their second night.

Mon 2nd & 9th Nov from 7.30 to 9pm. Cost €15

Graphic Design Workshop

Facilitated by Mark Conroy (MA, PGDE)
Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Creating a brochure layout
  • Creating a poster layout
  • Using background images
  • Working with text
Wed 11th Nov. Cost €25. Two courses – Adults & Teens Again, places are limited, so get your name down early.

Website Design Workshop

Facilitated by Mark Conroy (MA, PGDE)
Introduction to Website Design
  • Setting up a one page site
  • Using images
  • Linking pages
  • Setting up a five page site
  • Setting up a five page site
2 Sessions - Adults & Teens. Dates to be decided Cost €50

Voice Training & Singing Workshop

Tutor Treeny Canning (B.Mus)
Introductory Class & Ear Test Thurs 1st October @ 4.30pm. Cost €5

Enquiries

Enquiries to Susan 087 6779267 or 086 2051346. Completed application forms can be returned to Portumna Sign Out Youth Project.Early booking essential to secure a place for all workshops.

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Sign Out Youth Groups

Youth Cafe: Open every Friday from 7pm to 9.30 pm. Membership €10 per annum or €2 per night, includes use of all facilities during club hours including the All Weather Pitch.

Youth Club: Runs every Thursday from 7.30pm to 9pm, during the school calender year and is open to all 1st to 3rd year students.

Sign Out Readers Group: meet the first Monday of every month . Book for Sept 'A Little Piece of Ground'. Copies available in the Library. New members always welcome.

Sign Out Film Club: watch films, chosen by the Film Committee, on the big screen on the first Wednesday of every month, commencing in September.

Sign Out R.O.C. (recreation, opportunities & creativity) Club: is run by the young people of the Portumna area supported by adults within the community and gives our youth a voice in decision making which affects their lives. Meetings held bi-monthly. New members are always welcome.

Portumna Youth Democracy Group: The local youth council, which gives young people the opportunity to be involved in the development of local services and policies and to discuss local and national issues of relevance to them.

Comhairle na nOg: is the official structures for participation by young people in the development of policies and services. Delegates from Comhairle na nOg are elected to represent their local electoral area at the annual Dail na nOg (national youth parliament), which is held each year in Dublin in February. Sign Out will host Comhairle na N'og in September.

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Workshops / Activities / Clubs Planned for 09/10

Healthy Eating Importance of Voting Comhairle na nOg
Mental Health for Teens Sports Ethic Training Health & Beauty Talk
Child Protection Module 2 Music & Voice Training Games Evening
Revision & Study Techniques Certificate Course on Leadership & Committee Skills Open Mic Nights
Soccer Tournaments   Folk Choir

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All Weather Pitch

Sign Out 5 A-Side All Weather Pitch is available to hire at an hourly rate to groups, individuals, clubs and is an ideal venue for Birthday Parties & Competitions. For further details/times contact Tony at 086 2051346.

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About Us

Portumna Sign Out Youth Company Limited in partnership with Co Galway VEC was established in July 2008, comprising twelve voluntary members and directors. Its main aim is to plan and oversee the future progress of 'Sign Out' Youth Cafe and Youth Project, meeting any new challenges, planning and developing programmes while working closely with the youth and 'Sign Out' ROC (recreation, opportunities, creativity) Club.

Portumna Sign Out Youth Company is run on a voluntary basis, with team leaders and a pool of volunteers supervising each session, providing an alternative for our youth to the 'pub culture' with plans in place to extend opening hours. If you would like to be part of this exciting Community Youth Facility and have a few hours on 087 6779267.

Our Main Aims are to:
  1. Provide a safe , secure, environmentally aware, inclusive, fully supervised space for young people to meet and interact.
  2. To give young people a voice in decision-making which affect their lives through actively participating in planned workshops, Comhairle na nOg, County Galway Forum etc.
  3. To empower young people to develop social awareness.
  4. To provide opportunities for the personal and creative growth of young people.
  5. To build young people’s capacity to consider risks and consequences, make informed decisions and take responsibility, through planned non-formal workshops which assists and enhances their personal and social growth.
  6. To encourage a mutually positive experience of working with adults.
  7. To build up community awareness of the Youth Project, to raise funds for the continual running of the project.
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Contact Us

Portumna Youth Sign Out Company Limited.
Co Galway VEC,
St Brigids Road,
Portumna,
Co Galway.

Phone: 087 6779267
Email: youthsignout@gmail.com

All Weather Pitch Bookings: 086 2051346

Sign Out Youth Cafe Office Opening Hours: Wednesday from 10:00am to 12:30pm

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Registration Forms

'Sign Out' Youth Cafe is open as a drop-in facility for TY's, 5th and 6th year students every Thursday from 4pm - 7pm and on Friday from 7pm - 9.30pm. Membership is €10 per year, renewable every January or €2 per drop-in session. Members have first option to take part in projects, workshops and trips organised by the Portumna 'Sign Out' Youth Company and membership also includes use of the all weather pitch during 'Sign Out' opening hours.

Download Registration Forms: Adobe PDF File Format (.pdf) or Microsoft Word File Format (.doc)

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