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Our whole family approach supports flourishing families and communities.

YMCAs across Ireland work to support families and ensure better outcomes for communities through childcare centres and after schools provision.
For YMCA Ireland, our signature Family Support programme is PAKT (Parents and Kids Together). PAKT is a community based programme which involves children aged 6-18 and their families in a range of holistic developmental activities carried out both separately and together. PAKT aims to provide a low cost quality intervention that is designed to promote the key factors of resilient young people, including social competence, self-efficacy, physical health, wellbeing and relationships, participation, spirituality, global justice and parental and family support.