Youth Alive is a youth development programme with a difference.

NACN Youth Alive is a youth development programme that is run by young people. The programme allows  young people to take on a role that will enhance their capabilities and develop new skills.

 Creative arts is used as a medium to tackle the current issues that young people face on a day to day basis and with the carefully selected topics the young people are able to acheive positive outcomes.

Remember .....Empower yourself so you are equipped to help others.

Youth Alive Crew

NACN Youth Alive are a group ranging in age from 14 to 25 with older Teenagers taking on young leadership roles.

The groups plan is to develop a youth project based on innovation and to use it to help develop new skills, ideas and positive

goals. The Group is very active and always has its door opened to new members that want to get on board.

Living in an area that has not seen very much happen the group aims to deliver outcomes that will benefit not just them but the wider community. The youth feel that they need to be supported by such groups like the local council as a big part of the issues

many people face if exclustion that leads onto Anti-Social Behavior. The next generation needs to be included in the development of the community. Past community consultation has overlook young people as well as many life long residents of the estate.

Through the form of media , NACN Youth Alive aim to tell their stories on social media so the world can hear their voices and the issues they face living in and around Rathcoole.


Hello there, Tyler’s the name and I’m 18. I am currently a student at Abbey Community College studying my A Levels for ICT, Art and Public Services. I have been a member of NACN for 5 years. My interests within the group are Creative Digital Design, Audio Engineering and Film Production. Currently i am doing moving video for the NACN Youth Alive News Team.


Hi, I am Bethany and I’m 18. Iam a student at Mercy College in North Belfast studying ICT and Business A level. I have been a member of NACN for 2 years and i am looking forward to tase on the role of Head Reporter on all Current Issues affecting young people in today’s society.


Hey! My name is Jake and i am a student at the Northern Regional College Campus in Newtownabbey studying to become an Auto Technician

Journalism, Setting up Social Enterprise Events,

Advertising, Marketing, Researching & Promotional Projects are the focus of the programme.

The NACN Youth Alive Programme strive's to engage with other groups that are out there and in need of better promoting and marketing but not able to self help in this field. 

If you feel that you could gain or add to the development of NACN Youth Alive then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 





NACN Youth Alive



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