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Foróige’s Big Brother Big Sister Programme Partners with Toyota Ireland to Promote Youth Mentorship

Alan August 31, 2022

Foróige has launched a new campaign with Toyota Ireland to promote our highly commended Big Brother Big Sister mentorship programme.

As part of the world’s largest youth mentoring programme, Big Brother Big Sister aims to provide friendship, support and guidance from a caring adult volunteer that will aid young people in making positive decisions and guiding them on their journeys into adulthood. Toyota’s support will encourage participation of headquarters, dealership staff members and people across Ireland to buddy up with a young person (aged 10 – 18) in their local community.

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. 

Foróige NFTE Wins Three Gold and Silver European Awards in Switzerland

Alan June 9, 2022

The European YouthStart Awards were a huge success for all of our Foróige Young Entrepreneurs in Switzerland on June 3rd. The Foróige NFTE team participated in the awards in the city of Olten with four of our National winners in three of the European Categories

Tadhg O'Brien from Scoil Uí Mhuirí in Dunleer, Louth won Gold Award in his category "Real Market" with his business, Scriptorium Pens - handcrafted wooden pens crafted from Irish trees. 

Foróige Launches 'The Comeback' Campaign

Alan May 18, 2022

A lot of the best things in life have been a little out of reach for a while. We’ve all missed a ton of things, but luckily, most of them are making a comeback and so are we at Foróige Clubs!

The Comeback campaign was created to communicate a compelling case for Foróige clubs and why they are important to not just young people but volunteers too. This nationwide campaign helps shine a light on the work and impact this organisation has on both the youth and volunteers around Ireland.