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.

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

foroigeadmin January 7, 2015

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

foroigeadmin January 7, 2015

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

How to get involved in Foróige's Reference Panel for 2015

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Foróige-Notinuse December 9, 2014

As a youth development organisation, it’s essential for us to consult with young people to ensure we are meeting their needs.

For over 30 years, the Foróige Reference Panel has been fulfilling the role.  This group has had a huge influence on many decisions and initiatives in Foróige.

So how do you get on to Foróige’s Reference Panel – a group of 64 young people who get together make recommendations to our National Council and bring about change, while representing 54,000 young people involved nationally?

Laura Carney and Vanessa Mulhall speak about attending the Smart People Smart Economy Conference (#Smart14)

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Foróige-Notinuse November 17, 2014

[As part of the 'Smart People, Smart Economy' youth conference, the US Embassy, in partnership with Foróige, sponsored an intensive three-day module for young leaders from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain. The SMART Youth Conference took place at the US Embassy from the 6th to the 8th November 2014. It began with the hosting of a lecture with Gay Byrne on the 6th November in the US Ambassador’s Residence. The overall aim of the module was to focus on youth leadership and the skills required to be successful in a 21st century workplace.]

Can young people revitalise democracy? Foróige members Lauren and Aisling went to Strasbourg to find out!

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Foróige-Notinuse November 17, 2014

The World Forum for Democracy took place in Strasbourg from the 3rd to the 5th November and two Foróige members, Lauren Lehane and Aisling O’Callaghan were in attendance. They are both active in Foróige’s youth participation initiatives and input regularly into the running of the organisation. They have also graduated from our Leadership programme.

"What I value most are the things I take from Foróige. The more you put in, the more you receive." - Ciara Fennessy, Ratoath Foróige Club

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Foróige-Notinuse November 5, 2014

Ratoath Foróige are busy as always and just last week attended the Youth Citizenship Awards Final 2014 in Dublin Castle. To our absolute delight, our Slí na Sláinte (Path to Health) project won us the enormous victory. We are the first victors from Co. Meath and are extremely grateful.