Foróige's Big Brother Big Sister youth mentoring programme and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship programme have been awarded a grant from the Tony Ryan Trust through the Community Foundation for Ireland . The purpose of the grant is to support children and young people in Tipperary to reach their full potential.
Foróige runs the youth entrepreneurship programme NFTE in Ireland in schools and communities. Foróige welcome this new study which demonstrates the impact of this same programme in the US. This study of NFTE Alumni in the US has been carried out by Vanessa E. Beary, a Presidential Scholar at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Fulbright Fellow. Vanessa has a special interest in Entrepreneurship Education in developing countries with large youth populations.
When school is out for the summer, young people often find themselves looking for something to do with their free time! Twins Michael and Oisin McGloin (13) from Bundoran, Co. Donegal decided that if they wanted to have money and something to do during the holidays, they would have to be creative and motivated. Their involvement in the Foróige NFTE programme (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) in 2012 spurred them to use their skills and knowledge to develop their very own business.
Frances Fitzgerald, Ireland’s Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, hosted a two day Expert Roundtable to explore how Youth Work can support Youth Employment. The event, which was building on work progressed during the Irish EU Youth Presidency took place on 20thand 21st June in Kildare, Ireland. It was attended by a select audience of key actors in Youth Work and Employment issues from Ireland and across Europe.
The Dublin Declaration recognises the unique potential of youth work in supporting attainment of ‘soft’ skills which are increasingly sought after by employers. The Declaration was agreed following an EU Presidency expert roundtable hosted by Minister Fitzgerald who has agreed to write to President Herman Van Rompuy ahead of next week’s EU Council summit.
Two business minded Foróige young people will enter the Junior Dragon's Den this Sunday evening! Foróige NFTE Youth Entrepreneurship students Aisling Maher and Cliona Murphy will appear on the programme to pitch their business idea.
Their products are attractive serving platters made from melted glass wine bottles and candle holders made from aluminium cans. The girls participated in the NFTE entrepreneurship programme at their school St. Dominic’s in Cabra. Tune in to the programme on May 5th at 21:30pm, RTÉ 1!