Young Voices

These articles reflect the opinions and ideas of young people who may or may not be involved in Foróige. They represent the views of the authors as individuals and not necessarily the views of Foróige as an organisation.

Congratulations to the 64 newly elected Foróige Reference Panel members!

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Foróige February 17, 2015

Foróige's Reference Panel is a representative body of all the young people involved in the organisation. They are selected from Foróige Clubs, Projects and Youth Services. They are consulted on high-level decision making in the organisation and on a wide range of youth issues. Here are the names of the young people elected and their regions.

  

 

 

 

Nathan (16) learns to surf through his involvement in the Foróige Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project

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Foróige January 30, 2015

Foróige is about empowering young people and enriching communities.  This is particularly true for 16 year old Nathan Cassidy from Kinlough in Co. Donegal. Nathan attends the Foróige Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project and joined when he was 10. He joined the project to meet new friends and to learn some new skills in a fun, positive environment. He recalls that he was a shy young lad who found it difficult to join new groups with new people. Nathan says, “I remember being shy and not knowing what to expect when I started Foróige.

Winner of NFTE International Business Plan Competition is Leitrim teenager, Clara Hewston (14) for her recipe book with no words!

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Foróige January 28, 2015

Clara Hewstown (14) is the winner of of the Foróige NFTE International Business Plan Competition! She wins an all expenses paid trip to New York City and will attend a special Gala dinner celebrating youth entrepreneurship! Clara was one of eight shortlisted finalists in the running for the prize out of 50 entrants.

Galway teenagers awarded with the Asgard Perpetual Award at the Mansion House in recognition of New Zealand sailing adventure

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Foróige January 28, 2015

Foróige young people Michael Collins, Dean McKeon, Brandon McDonagh and Daniel O’Halloran received the Asgard Perpetual Award from Sail Training Ireland on Saturday at the Mansion House. The Galway teenagers participated in a 10 day Tall Ship voyage on the seas around New Zealand in 2014 and the award was presented to them in recognition of their exceptional achievement.

Attend your Regional Conference this Jan/Feb and be sure to put yourself forward for Foróige's Reference Panel!

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Our Reference Panel is a group of young people who are brought together to represent the views of all members of Foróige, from Clubs to Projects to Youth Services. Meeting twice yearly, they exchange ideas and influence local, regional and national Foróige decisions. Previous members have initiated anti-bullying campaigns, appeared on TV and radio representing Foróige and have developed our Charter of Rights etc. They also have serious banter and craic. In 2014, they invented the word, ‘slendiferousness’. Very important business altogether.

Young people and those working with young people asked to contribute to National Youth Strategy

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The consultation process for the National Youth Strategy being developed by the Department for Children and Youth Affairs is now underway. This is an important milestone for young people and we are asking for your co-operation and engagement with this process as you are ideally placed to ensure that young people and those working with young people have an input into the development of the National Youth Strategy.

About the National Youth Strategy

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