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Relationships, Sexuality and Body Image key issues for young men, Youth Council tells Oireachtas Committee

  Our National Youth Health team addressed the Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills hearings on relationships and sexuality education yesterday, highlighting that the Youth Work sector already carries out great work on this area.

PRESS RELEASE: 'Relationships, Sexuality and Body Image key issues for young men, Youth Council tells Oireachtas Committee.' Read our press statement and submission to the hearings on relationships and sexuality education >>

 

Making Links: for leaders of minority ethnic youth groups

NYCI’s Equality and Intercultural Programme was delighted to deliver the first of 3 trainings as part of our Making Links project funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on Saturday 12th May in Dublin. The first training day looked at Youth Work in Minority Ethnic Youth Settings. Our second training day takes place on May 26th – it will focus on Working Safely with Young People. Our third training on June 9th will focus on Governance for Minority Ethnic Youth Groups.

Making Links is for leaders of minority ethnic youth groups. If you want to know more or to register to attend please contact Anne anne@nyci.ie 086 8177326

Nyci Youth Arts Summer School 2018: Circus Skills In Youth Work

Dates: 11am Wednesday 27th to 3pm Friday 29th June 2018

Venue: Lough Lannah Holiday Village, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Fees: €240.00 for non NYCI members/ €210.00 for NYCI members

(Fees highly subsidised by the National Youth Arts Programme at NYCI. Fees include single room accommodation, meals, training and resources).

BOOK YOUR PLACE OR FIND OUT MORE >>

Who is this suitable for?

Youth Workers, Volunteers and Youth Arts Practitioners looking for new skills for delivering creative activities using new technologies – and the confidence to use them. No previous experience necessary.

Training Delivered by: Galway Community Circus On behalf of the NYCI Youth Arts Programme
Galway Community Circus is Ireland’s flagship organisation for youth and social circus located in the heart of Galway City with a local, national and international remit. Its aim is to advance the artistic, personal and social development of young people through circus arts.

Training and support available around STEM in Youth Work

About the NYCI TechSpace STEM in Youth Work Maker project: This project is supporting youth workers to inspire young people to create, invent and make with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). As well as receiving a day of hands-on training, youth workers will receive a grant for equipment that can be used to deliver technology-enhanced activities spanning electronics, robotics and coding to music, arts and crafts. Through TechSpace, they will have access to follow-up support, resources, an online community of practice for youth workers interested in STEM and much, much more. Young people will have the opportunity to showcase their work at regional and national events, including the amazing annual Creative Tech Fest.

This is a partnership project between the National Youth Council of Ireland (lead partner) and Camara Education Ireland (delivery partner). The project is delivered through the TechSpace Programme. This project is funded by the Science Foundation of Ireland’s Discover Programme with additional funding from ESB and Inver.

Is this just for Techies?

Absolutely not! This is for everyone with an interest in learning new and innovative methods of working with young people in ways that are most interesting to them, regardless of existing knowledge of science and technology. The follow-up support means that even if you are terrified of tech, after the one-day training, we will be on hand to help you overcome any teething problems you have with your activities, the equipment and so on.

How to find out more?

If you are interested in taking part in this training and support programme, or commissioning it for your staff and volunteers, please contact NYCI’s STEM in Youth Work Coordinator at Barbara@nyci.ie or 01 478 4122.

How much?

This training and support package is heavily subsidised at a cost of €100 per person.

 

 

 

Youth Work Changes Lives - share your story

Never underestimate the power of sharing personal stories showing that Youth Work Changes Lives.

Think about what you get out of youth work; what you are proud of; and the changes you’ve seen or brought about. Highlighting your experiences is crucial in raising awareness and building support among politicians and policy makers for groups, projects and initiatives active in your local area.

Have a story to share? Send it on to youthwork@nyci.ie

Or read some examples of powerful stories here >>

Men's Health Week is Coming June 11th to 17th

The National Youth Health Programme are delighted to announce, for another year, their excellent partnership with the Men's Health Forum for Men's Health Week 2018. Men's health week aims to promote men's health and get everyone thinking about what we can do to improve and get men involved in their health. During the week, the NYHP aim to highlight young men's health and ask, what can we do to help?

This year’s theme will focus upon the famous words of Astronaut Neil Armstrong:
‘That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind’
So what’s your one small step to improve men’s health going to be?

Why not organise something for all the Men in your organisation and let us know.

Tweet us with your photos using the #MensHealthWeek

For more information on Men’s Health Week and to see what is happening in your area, follow the link
http://www.mhfi.org/mhw/mhw-2018.html


 

Member's News

CoderDojo training for youth workers

The CoderDojo Foundation is offering youth workers the opportunity to join in our mission to give every child the access to learn programming and digital making.

 

To do this, we will

  • Deliver free, in person CoderDojo Champion training workshops in ten venues all over Ireland
  • Provide free online content for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
  • Advise new champions and mentors start / join CoderDojo coding clubs in their locality

 

We have chosen to engage and upskill youth workers who are already doing amazing work engaging young people all over the country and providing them with avenues to engage in fun ways of learning new skills. The CoderDojo Foundation is inviting organisations who work with youth workers to avail of this unique opportunity to send their participants to CoderDojo curated in person training. To find out more about this training opportunity please contact tara@coderdojo.org

Foroige and European Parliament Information Office regional consultations

Foroige and the European Parliament Information Office in Dublin are hosting a series of regional consultations events throughout the country for young people aged 15-21 to gather their thoughts and opinions of Europe and the vision for the future. Participants will also have a chance to put questions to their local MEPs and other important European influencers. Find out more here >>

International volunteering with VSI

Voluntary Service International (VSI) offers volunteering opportunities (1 week - 12 months) for young people in areas such as human rights, social care, environmental and animal protection, sports, cultural events, etc. in Ireland and abroad. The aim of these projects is to promote intercultural understanding and active citizenship, develop young people's skills and enhance their employability. For more info, please contact Mateja: mateja@vsi.ie

Auditions Open for NYT 2018 - 2019

Are you between 16 and 20 years of age? Do you love making theatre? Do you want to work with some of the best theatre professionals in Ireland? Make sure you book your slot for auditions for the National Youth Theatre Ensemble by 27 July. This summer Youth Theatre Ireland will be auditioning for members of an ensemble who will work together across 12 months to develop as a company under the guidance of an Artistic Director. More.

Irish Girl Guides do 84,000 good turns!

The 12,000 members of Irish Girl Guides did a whopping 84,000 good turns during National Good Turns Week (23-29 April). They encouraged members of the public to join them in doing #GoodTurns and sharing them on social media. Watch this video!

Clubanna, Campaí agus Bliain na Gaeilge

Idir Clubanna, Campaí agus Bliain na Gaeilge tá Ógras thar a bheith gnóthach i mbliana. Bhí am iontach againn ag Mórshiúil BEO ar 14 Aibreán agus táimid ag tnúth go mór le glacadh páirt i mBliain na Gaeilge lenár gComórtas Dúshláin Gaeilge, mar aon le Campaí Ógras i mí Iúil! Tá Campaí á rith againn mórthimpeall an tír agus tá clárú oscailte - sínigh suas nó faigh tuilleadh eolas faoi Champaí Ógras ar ár suíomh: https://www.ogras.ie/campaisamhraidh . Coimeád súil ar cúrsaí Ógras ar an suíomh, nó ár leathanach Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ograsgaeilge/ chun fanacht ar an eol fúinn! Féach ar ár Nuachtlitir is déanaí anseo: https://mailchi.mp/5ccaae82a032/nuachtlitir-gras-aibren-2018

Between Clubs, Camp and Bliain na Gaeilge Ógras has a jam-packed schedule this year. We had a wonderful time at the BEO event on April 14th and we are hugely looking forward to taking part in Bliain na Gaeilge with our Irish Challenge Competition, as well as our Ógras Camps in July! We are running camps countrywide and registration is open - sign up or get more information about Ógras Summer Camps on our site: http://ograssuiomh.wixsite.com/ogras-eng/camps . Keep an eye on our website, or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ograsgaeilge/ to keep up-to-date on all things Ógras! Check out our latest newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/5ccaae82a032/nuachtlitir-gras-aibren-2018

ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards

On May 22nd, the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards will take place in the Mansion House, Dublin. The public are welcome to attend, and are invited to vote for their favourite project at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScknIo4vTqSMMxFP1DapJLYEae0Hsv_rQev3g-pZi6pgaO2eQ/closedform

 

ECO-UNESCO’s free 10 week ‘Youth Employability Programme’ kicks off on May 25th. This course is aimed at unemployed young people aged between the ages of 18-25, and we welcome people from all backgrounds. Please contact yei@ecounesco.ie for further information.

Survey on Fundraising and partnerships with SMEs

Youth Work Ireland is part of an EU-funded project called ‘CoOp’ (‘Cooperating to Operate’), which aims to help youth organisations get more support from businesses. They have identified that while many large Corporates have CSR programmes, the potential for Fundraising and partnerships with SMEs is largely untapped. They are a group of youth organisations from 5 EU countries who have decided to create tools to support other youth non-profits in doing this. All the research, toolkits and training courses they produce will be freely available for the sector to use.

The first step is to understand where we are at with this as a sector, so YWI are looking for organisations to fill out the following survey (approx. 15 minutes). They are going through a similar research effort with SMEs and their representatives bodies to get a complete picture of the opportunities, barriers etc, on both sides.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Up-IW3yJFkYRG0dzsUb44j4g4TmpbNxDQ-CBaUUWwzo/edit

 

Survey on Fundraising and partnerships with SMEs

Youth Work Ireland is part of an EU-funded project called ‘CoOp’ (‘Cooperating to Operate’), which aims to help youth organisations get more support from businesses. They have identified that while many large Corporates have CSR programmes, the potential for Fundraising and partnerships with SMEs is largely untapped. They are a group of youth organisations from 5 EU countries who have decided to create tools to support other youth non-profits in doing this. All the research, toolkits and training courses they produce will be freely available for the sector to use.

The first step is to understand where we are at with this as a sector, so YWI are looking for organisations to fill out the following survey (approx. 15 minutes). They are going through a similar research effort with SMEs and their representatives bodies to get a complete picture of the opportunities, barriers etc, on both sides.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Up-IW3yJFkYRG0dzsUb44j4g4TmpbNxDQ-CBaUUWwzo/edit

 

Youth Sector News

Politics and Society: The role of education in creating social change

Debt and Development Coalition Ireland have developed a new teaching resource for Leaving Certificate Politics and Society. Join them on Thursday 17th May at 5pm for a wine reception to celebrate the resource launch. This will be followed by an interview with a student and teacher of Politics and Society about their experience of both teaching and learning the subject, and a panel discussion exploring the role of using education as a tool for social change.  Find out more >>

Make Zero Poverty & Zero Hunger a Reality? SDG Workshop

All Together with Dignity (ATD) Ireland, Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP-Irish network), and Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSAI) are planning an open workshop on SDGs at Maynooth University on the 17th May between 11.00am-2.00pm. This event will take place in the Conference Room, Second Floor, Iontas Building (MUSSI). Refreshments will be provided.

Dublin Maker Festival - open call for youth orgsanisations

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held on Saturday July 21st, 2018 in Merrion Square. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds, coming from all over Ireland and beyond. Dublin Maker’s mission is to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland, while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors.

The festival is made up completely from projects submitted through our open call. So they need you to apply to make it great. This year will be the 7th Dublin Maker and will take place in a new home, the beautiful Merrion Square park, on the 21st of July. Dublin Maker relies on the help of many communities and is run by volunteers who work hard so it can remain free and accessible to all. It is made great by Ireland’s super makers submitting projects giving their time for free.

Their mission is to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland, while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors.

Remember – your project doesn’t need to be finished, and it definitely doesn’t need to be for sale. We want you to share how you make, so in-progress, hobbyist projects are A-OK!

The first step to participating in Dublin Maker is to submit an entry (using the link above) that tells us about yourself and your project. Closing date for our Open Call is May the 28th and the form only takes a few minutes to complete.

Co-creating Change Conference

Thursday May 24th 2018. Training Workshops (Optional): Friday May 25th 2018. This conference will give you the knowledge and tools to create people-powered change with the communities, audiences and citizens you work with and for. More information and booking >>

 

Design Thinking - Think Like a Designer; Solve Real World Problems

Dates: June 9th and 10th Time: 9:30-5pm Cost: €40 Location: CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Grand Parade Campus. Trainer: Eimear McNally. For more information or to register here >>
 

Youth Workers Academy 'Grassroots of Youth Work'

Aiste Slajute (coordinator of the Irish team of No Hate Speech Youth Ambassadors) is running a youth work training course involving 2 weeks of training, the first in June (Ireland) and the second in August (Georgia). There are 2 places still available for Irish participants. For more information and to register got to www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/youth-workers-academy-grassroots-of-youth-work.7336/

BlueFire Fellowship

The BlueFire Fellowship is a social leadership, action based, learning programme for 18 – 30 year olds; providing an opportunity for young adults to unleash their leadership and changemaker ability. Throughout this 9 months programme, participants will collaborate together to develop upon existing skills and build new ones, increase awareness of global and local challenges, explore their role as social innovators, and become meaningful changemakers. More info: http://bluefiredublin.ie/our-programmes/bluefire-fellowship/
 

Vacancies

Trócaire is hiring a Policy & Advocacy Adviser Human Rights & Democratic Space

The position focuses on advocacy themes related to human rights and democratic space, with a current focus on business and human rights, civil society space and human rights defenders. The Policy & Advocacy Team is located in the Strategy, Programmes and Advocacy (SPA) Division. The Policy & Advocacy Team is responsible for delivering a programme of policy influencing focusing on Irish, EU and international institutions in close collaboration with colleagues in the International Division and Public Engagement Division.  More details on the role and how to apply can be found here >>

 

 

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