A Race Night held in aid of Foróige was organised by Dublin Friends of Foróige and held at Break for the Border on Thursday 30th January. Over €2,000 was raised in aid of youth work. Staff, volunteers, supporters and Foróige alumni turned out in their droves. The night was such a great success that we are looking into making it an annual event on the Foróige Calendar!
Here’s an incredible opportunity for our youth entrepreneurship programme graduates who are about to complete their CAO applications. In 2013, c.1500 young people graduated from Foróige’s youth entrepreneurship programme, NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship). These young people are now eligible for an exciting entrepreneurship scholarship at IT Sligo. The scholarship aims to provide a pathway for young people to develop their business idea and turn it into a reality.
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.
A most remarkable Pay It Forward campaign has taken a hold on Bundoran with kind deeds popping up all over the place! The young people at the Foróige Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project came up with the idea and the Pay It Forward card is being circulated at high speed around the town!
Foróige is all about creating an atmosphere in which young people can flourish and grow to their best potential. Here comes FAB FEB, Foróige Against Bullying Month! We are asking all Foróige Clubs, Projects and Groups to participate. The theme is positive peer influence amongst young people. Positive peer influence is when those around you affirm and support you and encourage you to reach your potential. It involves positive interactions and social atmospheres that enhance each young person. This is part of the antidote to bullying.
An exciting new community project was launched during the summer months involving the members of Foróige TACT Garda Youth Diversion Project (Cork) and the woodwork team at Quality Development Services, Togher. This shared venture was enthusiastically embarked upon by all of the participants. QDS provided the technical expertise and facilities and Foróige provided the location for the installation of the beehives. All of the work was jointly carried out within an integrated setting.