Hive youth cafe opened in Kildare town

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Paula Campbell

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Paula Campbell

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Hive youth cafe opened in Kildare town

Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D. Minister for Children & Youth Affairs cuts the ribbon to officially launch the new Kildare Town Youth Hub last June

A cafe for young people has opened at the Hive Youth Hub in Kildare town. Run by a team of five volunteers the official launch was held last month.

“We are a group of five volunteers who opened up Kildare youth cafe in The Hive building ,” said Dawn McCormack.

“We aim towards first to 6th year students. We open from 1pm to 5pm every Saturday. “

According to Dawn the Hive offers a space for teenagers to hang out and enjoy.

“We provide a space where they can play pool, games, arts and crafts or just chill, and play with the play station, listen to some music, chill, hangout and much more.

“We have a mini kitchen where they can have sandwiches, wraps and all refreshment are free.”

The Hive is currently seeking volunteers to give some free time on a monthly basis as well as local sponsorship or donations from local businesses to help keep the doors open.

“ We also seek volunteers to give a few hour each month if possible and all training will be provided,” she added “Our aim in the coming weeks is to fund raise to keep the place running and all donation from local business is welcome.”

The Hive is a purposely built youth facility, available to all of the young people in the town.

At the Hive young people can hang out and take part in activities and programmes.

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