Following on from the success of last year’s Dermot Earley Youth Leadership programme for teenagers aged 15-18, especially TY students, Éire Óg, Greystones is pleased to announce it is running the programme again this year.

The programme contains three modules that will be run from beginning October 2023 until May 2024. Modules 1 and 2 consist of workshops that take place over 30 hours. Module 3 is a community action project that takes 20 hours. The first term of the programme – module 1, will probably be run on Monday nights for 2 hours from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm in Greystones Community College.

During the programme, you will develop essential leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment. Module 1 focuses on the individual and your leadership skills, building your self-awareness, community skills, values, and communication skills. Module 2 focuses on your ability to lead as part of a team, enabling you to cultivate your skills further. Module 3 focuses on your individual leadership aspirations and offers you the opportunity to lead your own project within your community from conception to completion. The programme can count towards the Gaisce awards.

Modules 1 and 2 cost €40 (to cover materials) and there is no cost for Module 3 which is a self-directed module. Should any participant complete all three modules, and then want to proceed with acquiring the accreditation of the programme (Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action) from the University of Galway, there is a €300 fee affiliated with this. The €300 is paid to the University of Galway.

The program will be facilitated locally by trained Éire Óg, Greystones volunteers.

Participants who successfully complete all three modules will be eligible to receive a Level 6 Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action from NUIG (see costs above).

To complete Module 3 and graduate in 2024, participants must be at least 16 years of age on the 1st January 2024 (NUIG regulation). Participants who are not 16 on the 1st January 2024 can still complete the third module. Their work will be submitted in 2025, thereby allowing them to graduate from NUIG in 2025.

Application and contacts
Participants numbers are limited. If you wish to take part in the programme, please fill out the online form

If you have further questions you can contact one of the following:

– Evelyn Burns and Austin Baines 086 8188770

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