Foróige Juniors are suitable for young people between the ages of 10 to 12. From 2012 to 2015, the number of Foróige Juniors increased from 15 to 71. Foroige Juniors are a response to parents wanting something for their children who are too young for standard Foróige Clubs (which cater for 12 to 18 year olds). Foróge Juniors allow younger children to experience something of the excitement and opportunity of Foróige, in a way that is appropriate to their age.
Foróige Juniors meet once a week for 60 to 90 minutes. The young people and adults meet together in a "huddle" to decide what they want to do and share any news or celebrate birthdays. They take part in exciting activities based on the interests of the young people involved which are appropriate to their age.
Foróige’s recent Volunteer Survey tells us that volunteers in these clubs see them as being really valuable for the members. Popular activities are TAB (‘take a break’ or ‘tea and biscuits’ time), arts and crafts, games, trips, cookery and music. Foróige Juniors Leaders would like to have more inter-club events specifically for Juniors so they can socialise with other young people of their own age.
Volunteers have observed that the most important things that Juniors members gain from being members of the Club are time to relax, to have fun, to make friends and to get support from caring adults. Ask your Regional Youth Officer for the details of Foróige Juniors in your region and receive assistance in arranging inter-club events.
Are you interested in setting up a Foróige Juniors? Complete the form here!