The Foróige Youth Entrepreneur of the Year for 2021 was announced today with Tadhg O’Brien, 17, from Louth taking the title for his business Scriptorium Pens
Handcrafted wooden pens take the top spot in the competition for young entrepreneurs
Fiona Karki, 17, from Sligo wins the innovation category with a contactless pedestrian traffic light system.
This month we are catching up with the Foróige diaspora, we hear from our cousins in the USA with our 'letters to home' series.
"Hello from Foróige New York! We are delighted to have 7 active Foroige clubs here, with 3 clubs in Yonkers and 4 clubs in Rockland - just a little bit outside of New York City. It looks like we’ll soon be expanding to more areas in New York city soon also.
The ETB club grant scheme
Could your club use up to €3,000 over the next year?
We strongly encourage all Foróige volunteer led clubs to apply for the ETB youth club grant scheme. This year the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Inclusion and Youth Affairs has allocated 2.25 million euro for clubs, to be distributed through the ETBs (Education and Training Boards). The maximum available per club is 3,000, though it may be less where an ETB has a lot of applications.
When and how can we apply?
Twinning New York and Irish clubs
We are exploring how to “Twin” our Foróige Clubs and Foróige Juniors in New York with similar clubs
in Ireland. If you think your club might be interested please complete this form.
We have 7 clubs in New York at the moment. Most of the members are second third or fourth