Foróige’s 'Be Healthy, Be Happy' is a holistic health and well-being programme which explores physical, mental, social and spiritual health. The health and well-being programme assist young people aged 12-18 in developing an awareness of their unique qualities and potential. The programme will help young people develop effective coping skills and challenge attitudes to risky behaviours, in turn influencing the choices and decisions they make affecting their health and well-being.
Outcomes have been a hot topic for the past few years. Many funders and managers have started to incorporate outcomes as a key way to focus work carried out with young people. Very simply, outcomes are what you hope to achieve with the young people you engage. As well as this, they increase facilitator’s accountability to the programme and the young people as they focus on outcomes or results they would like to see at the end of their engagement with participants.
What’s Working for Young People is a significant international conference being hosted by Foróige that will bring together some of the world’s leading experts in the field of adolescence. The Conference will explore the most effective and innovative ways of working with young people from policy, practice and research perspectives and with regard to prevention and early intervention.
In 2003, Foróige in Blanchardstown undertook a research project Youth Perspectives which engaged young people to determine their views and priorities. Now, ten years later, Youth Perspectives 2.0 revisits that work. It is intended that the primary focus of this report will influence its work and plans over the next number of years. The following areas have come to light as priorities for young people in Blanchardstown.
Are you wondering what is the impact of Foróige’s work on our young people and our nation? You'll get all the details you need in our Interactive Annual Review 2012. Get heart-warming true stories from Foróige members and their families. Find out about our unique mentoring, citizenship, leadership and entrepreneurship programmes. Learn about the numbers of young people who are involved in Foróige’s world class youth work.
Sue Redmond, Manager at the Best Practice Unit features in today's Fit Magazine in the Irish Independent! She reveals her love of sport and the attitude that's required to complete the ultimate sporting challenge - the Ironman.
Sue has signed up to do the Ironman challenge on August 17th in Sweden. We wish her all the best with her intensive training regime and we know she will do Team Foróige proud! Download the article here, it's well worth a read!