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Foróige Volunteer Conference 2022

Alan October 4, 2022

Foróige’s 50th Volunteer Conference 2022

Foróige volunteers from all over Ireland came together in the Tullamore Court Hotel in Co. Offaly this past weekend, 30th - 2nd October 2022, for Foróige’s annual volunteer conference. Minister Roderic O’Gorman was in attendance and spoke to volunteers, praising their continued efforts throughout the pandemic “Foróige volunteers have helped create communities that are vital to our society. The value of the contributions that are made by these volunteers cannot be overstated.”

Foróige Youth Justice Worker Recruitment Drive

Alan September 9, 2022

Foróige has over 50 new and exciting opportunities for youth workers to join our dynamic team. 

The positions are suitable to individuals who want to develop their professional careers in youth work in roles that are both flexible and rewarding. 

These projects are part of a network of Youth Diversion Projects (YDP); funded by the Department of Justice and by the European Social Fund and Dormant Accounts, in conjunction with An Garda Síochána under the new Youth Justice Strategy 2021 – 2027.

Foróige Leadership for Life Conference 2022!

Alan August 6, 2022

Two hundred and fifty teenagers from around the world gather in Kildare for Foróige’s Leadership for Life Youth Conference today, including six from Mayo.

The conference, which was launched on Tuesday (August 2) at NUI Maynooth, brings together young people from the USA, Ukraine, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, South Africa and Ireland to learn how to become leaders in their own lives.

During the week-long conference the teens learn crucial life skills such as empathy, decision making, communication skills, critical thinking and team-work.

2,000 Young People Attend Foróige's Amplified Festival

Alan July 13, 2022

On Saturday July 9th, after two years in hiatus due to COVID, Foróige’s Drug and Alcohol Free Music Festival Amplified made its debut in Ballina, Co. Mayo, with nearly 2000 in attendance, from all over Ireland.

Amplified boasted a main stage with iRadio DJs Steven Cooper and Louise Clarke who pumped out the tunes all night while MC Fabu-D kept the crowd energised. The night kicked off with DJ Avocado and SeamusD who warmed everyone up.

Foróige Present at NUI Galway Conference ‘A Compass for Youth’

Alan June 14, 2022

Last week Foróige young people and staff presented at the international conference ‘Navigating the Future: A Compass for Youth Policy and Practice’, hosted at NUI Galway by the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre. The Conference featured two youth panels on the themes of ‘Youth Activism’ and ‘Youth Work’, with six young people from across the country speaking on their personal experiences.