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ClarExtra: May 2017

Dear colleagues,

With so much coming up here at NYCI over the next few months, here's a quick reminder of some of the events you can get involved in and key dates for your diary.

Upcoming Opportunities

NYCI Summer School – Creative Digital Technology and Youth Work!


Transforming Shadows Seminar (Ireland-Lebanon exchange) Jun 7

North-West Youth Arts Networking Day (Ballina) June 9

Child Protection Awareness Programme June 12


NYCI/NUIG Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion 2017/2018 

STEM in Youth Work - register your organisation's interest now

Youth Mental Health Signposting Tool

NYCI/Maynooth University Certificate in Youth Arts - applications opening this summer

Is your organisation in NYCI Membership?

NYCI also provides specialist training in areas including Child Protection, Development Education, Equality & Interculturalism, Youth Arts and Youth Health. Find out more here >>

New Youth Mental Health Tool

The Youth Mental Health Signposting Tool helps you find information about supports, services and training programmes, available nationally and locally, that relate to youth mental health and self-care. For a recap of where to access it and the importance of you in the sector feeding back to make it you own see here >>

STEM in Youth Work: major new nationwide initiative

We are very excited to be joining forces with Science Foundation Ireland and Techspace on the ambitious new ‘STEM in Youth Work' project. This major initiative will include training for the youth sector which aims to inspire thousands of young people across Ireland to make, create and invent with confidence, and increase engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Express your interest here >>
If you think you need to know more about all things digital, and would like to bring technology-enhanced activities spanning electronics, robotics and coding to music, arts and crafts into your youth work get in touch.What's on offer? Full Story >>

Transforming Shadows Seminar

An Ireland-Lebanon exchange project with young people as change makers in conflict transformation. Date for your Diary - June 7th at Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission venue, Green Street, Dublin. Join NYCI to meet the team involved in our Irish-Lebanon exchange, the young people, our Lebanese partners Al-Jana and invited speakers. Contact Anne for queries and pre-booking. No cost.

Conquer Your Fear: Creative Digital Technology and Youth Work!

We are delighted to be teaming up with Techspace and Young Irish Filmmakers to bring you the NYCI Youth Arts Programme Summer School 2017 Conquer Your Fear: Creative Digital Technology and Youth Work! This year we're bringing together youth workers, volunteers and youth arts practitioners in the beautiful surrounds of Kippure, County Wicklow, to look at new skills for delivering creative activities using new technologies – and the confidence to use them. No previous experience necessary! Full Story: Conquer Your Fear: Creative Digital Technology and Youth Work!


Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion 2017/2018

The NYCI National Youth Health Programme is now accepting expressions of interest for the Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion 2017/2018 run in conjunction with NUI Galway. Please email for an application form, detailing your name and the organisation you represent. Find out more >> Closing date for applications is Friday, June 16th 2017.

Young Voices - Youth Check conference

The young people from the Young Voices youth group are hosting the ‘Youth Check’ EU conference on May 23rd in Dublin city centre. The event brings together young people, political decision makers & international partners from the European Youth Forum, Austria, Belgium & France. Young Voices is part of the EU Structured Dialogue process and it supports young people to have a say in politics and policy. ‘Youth Check’ is an impact assessment tool that aims to ensure that the impact on young people is considered at the early stages of any new policy or legislation, thereby preventing potential negative outcomes for children and young people in the future. Find out more or book places on


North-West Youth Arts Networking Day (Ballina)

Calling all youth workers, volunteers and youth arts practitioners in the NorthWest!
NYCI Youth Arts Programme in association with Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB is organising a youth arts networking day which offers you the chance to network with others doing similar work. The morning also includes a practical workshop with visual artist Maeve Clancy, which you can take away and replicate with your group, and an input from Anne O'Gorman from NYCI outlining where youth arts fits in the youth work landscape.  The training is designed for youth workers, volunteers and youth arts practitioners.

Friday 9th June 2017. Involve Youth Service, Ballina, Co Mayo. 10 – 2pm (including networking lunch!). Fee: Free.

Please note that numbers are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.  Further information and booking with Breda Ruane, Youth Officer, Mayo Sligo and Leitrim ETB:

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