Second Chance

second chance doing woodwork

The programme has been in existence since 1993.

The project is an alternative education project which is run in partnership with O’Fiaich College, Dundalk. The young people attend school for two hours a day and the project for four. Project workers accompany the young people during the two hours in school.

Overall aim

To enable young people to make informed choices regarding;

1. returning to or remaining within the education system

2. accessing further training or employment

3.  offending behaviour

4. misuse of drugs solvents and alchohol


The Probation Service, the Health Service Executive, O’Fiaich College, the Education and Welfare Officer

young people collecting awards second chance


Twelve young people at any given time participate. There could be up to twenty in the course of one year.

Programmes and Activities

In-school Component : english, maths, woodwork, metalwork, home economics and art at junior cert level

Out-of-school Component: personal development programmes, computers cooking, art, guitars, wood work, crime prevention programmes, drug and alcohol awareness programmes, sport, environmental work in the community, literacy, outdoor pursuits, reward and incentive programme

young people on a trip second chance

young people on a trip to scotland .

This programme is funded by the following agencies:


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