Youth Work Ireland Midlands, formerly known as Midlands Regional Youth Service Ltd (MRYS) was formally incorporated in 1998; however the youth service has been around since the 1960’s. Since the incorporation, the organisation has developed its programme of work to cover counties Westmeath and Offaly.
As the organisation developed over the years, so too did the provision of services and supporting programmes.
The core purpose of the organisation is the social, personal and educational development of young people enabling them to take greater control over their lives by being given opportunities to make choices, take decisions and exercise responsibility.
MRYS receiving funding from the National Lottery through the Dept. of Education towards the provision of youth work services for disadvantaged young people.
Establishment of a Board of Management in line with governance from original Advisory group.
Formally incorporated as Midlands Regional Youth Service Ltd.
Sponsorship of FÁS Community Employment Schemes supporting Counties Westmeath and Offaly
Development and Implementation of Garda Youth Diversion Projects (Now operating in Edenderry, Mullingar, Tullamore and Athlone)
Established our Youth Information Service
Achievement of our 1st Quality Standard with Youth Work Ireland
Achievement of Health Quality Mark, NYCI Youth Health Programme
Development of 2 Youth Cafes in Westmeath (Mullingar) and Offaly (Edenderry)
Relaunch of the organisation as Youth Work Ireland Midlands and introduction of Strategic Plan 2014 - 2017