In 1992 the Louth Thirteen Plus Project was started. The need was identified by various agencies for a youth project ‘in the town centre’ as reports of nuisance and noise had increased.
The number of young people attending the project was significant enough for a change of venue to accommodate up to 70 young people 3 evenings a week. A successful pilot project took place and the project continued to thrive.
In 2000 the project became a charity and unfortunately due to funding issues the premises closed.
Move on to 2011 when because of funding cuts, the local Park Avenue youth centre in Louth became available to the community and the 13+ project took on the lease.
The Louth 13+ Youth and Community Centre is now a hive of activity and provides a much needed venue for young people and senior members of our community to socialise and attend various groups.
The project is run by a management committee who have relevant skills and knowledge, and volunteers many of whom have previously attended the youth centre.
The project operates an open door policy – ‘if the door is open, come on in’ also we leave labels at the door, which enables us to work with all young people without judgement.