As part of the X-HALE Youth Awards (brought about by the Irish Cancer Society) the X-HALE Film competition has been launched. A number of Foróige projects and clubs have contributed 2 minute films on the issue of smoking. Peer pressure, health effects and other topics are addressed by the young people.
Katie Laffan, a Foróige member for 5 years has won the Hotpress ‘Big Break’ Competition, beating off serious competition from thousands of entries. The final shortlist of just five acts included Kodakid, Miracle Bell, The Scenes and Third Smoke. We caught up with Katie to a learn more about her phenomenal achievement!
Thousands of teenagers from across Ireland travelled to Longford at the weekend to take part in Ireland’s largest drug and alcohol free music festival for young people. Now in its second year, the hugely popular Foróige HYPE Youth Festival proves that teenagers do not need drugs or alcohol to have a good time.
Two teenagers who are involved in Foróige featured on RTÉ on Friday 19th April! First up was Niall Foody from Donegal, the winner of the Foróige NFTE International Business Plan Competition.
I was a member of Foróige’s Youth Participation Advisory Committee for the last year, one of three lucky people elected at a Regional Seminar. 'YPAC' is a committee of young people from around Ireland, as well as Foróige staff, volunteers and Foróige Senior Management, who meet about four times during the year. We plan, advise and evaluate youth participation across Foróige.