Regional Director Post at YMCA (Craigavon Area)
Darryn Causby has been positioned as the new Regional Director for the Craigavon Area.
How long have you been involved with YMCA for and what were the different roles you had done?
I was a young member of the YMCA in Portadown since I was 10 years old, I have been a young trustee on the board, a volunteer in the youth club, and in 2004 I joined Portadown YMCA’s staff team. From 2010-2012 I acted as a leader in charge during a very challenging period in Portadown and in 2016 following a 3-year break from Portadown YMCA I was appointed a the center leader in charge. After two very exciting, challenging and rewarding years I have been very humbled and pleased to have been appointed as the new regional director for the Craigavon area responsible for both Portadown and Lurgan YMCA’s.
What are your plans for the next year with YMCA in the region?
There are lots of challenges ahead in the next twelve months, but it is an exciting time for the YMCA. Lurgan and Portadown YMCA’s have fantastic teams of staff and volunteers who are dedicated to supporting young people and to providing opportunities that make a positive impact on their lives. Lurgan has a brilliant new building located in the center of the town making it open and accessible to everyone. Then Portadown is about to embark on an exciting building project that will see the demolition of their Jervis street building and a new modern purpose built youth center being put in its place. So the plan is to see the building project in Portadown started and well underway, we are working to continue to develop the programme of work in Lurgan according to the needs of young people. We plan to continue working on staff development and youth leadership and hope to work closely together in these areas with both local associations. Outside of that God willing Sarah and I will welcome a new addition to our family in early September, so we are busy planning for the arrival of our first baby.