We are delighted to share the exciting developments from the launch of NYCI’s new strategic plan for 2023-2027, which took place on the 16th of November. This ambitious roadmap sets the course for a future where young people in every community are empowered to realise their potential and actively participate in an inclusive society.
A Collective Vision:
The event kicked off with an overview from our CEO Mary Cunningham, highlighting the profound importance of this strategic plan in shaping the trajectory of the National Youth Council of Ireland for the next five years.
Key Pillars Revealed:
The plan embodies the mission of our Board of Directors, members and staff to represent the collective voice of the youth work sector. It aims to build capacity, leadership, and influence, to deliver better outcomes for young people across Ireland.
Strategic Goals: A Roadmap to Excellence:
The strategic plan sets ambitious goals for the next five years under four pillars:
Pillar 1: Influence NYCI and its members influence the policies available to empower and support young people.
Pillar 2: Impact NYCI supports the sector to deliver impactful, responsive and inclusive youth work.
Pillar 3: Partnership NYCI achieves impact by working in partnership with its members and others.
Pillar 4: Performance NYCI is a high-performing organisation.
Your Contributions: A Driving Force:
Throughout the launch, the importance of members’ and the wider sector’s contributions was emphasised repeatedly. Your input, feedback, and collaboration have played a pivotal role in shaping this strategic plan. It is not just a document; it is a manifestation of our collective vision and commitment to the youth work sector.
Next Steps: A Future of Possibilities:
As we move forward, we invite all members and stakeholders to continue engaging with us. Your ongoing involvement will be crucial as we work towards turning this visionary plan into tangible, transformative actions that benefit young people across Ireland.
Thank you to everyone who attended the launch, and a special thanks to those who have contributed to the development of this strategic plan. Together, we are charting a course toward a future where the youth work sector continues to be a powerful force for positive change.
Stay tuned for more updates and opportunities to be part of the exciting journey that lies ahead!