Foróige has always been to the
fore in developing new initiatives
to meet youth needs
Foróige established in 1952.
First to articulate youth work as educational.
First to establish general youth services in disadvantaged areas.
First Foróige Garda Youth Diversion Projects developed.
First in Europe to establish an Intel Computer Clubhouse.
Brought the Big Brother Big Sister mentoring programme to Ireland.
Established the frst youth café, the GAF in Galway, with the HSE.
Foróige secures the largest sponsorship of youth work in Ireland from permanent tsb to grow and enhance its Youth Citizenship Programme.
First UNESCO Chair Awarded in Ireland to NUI Galway. Foróige announced as NGO partner.
First Best Practice Unit for youth work in Ireland established.
First Randomised Control Trial in Irish Youth Work conducted on Foróige’s Big Brother Big Sister Programme.