STEAM in Youth Work

STEAM in Youth Work is a two-year project that aims to deepen the capacity of the youth work sector to:

  1. use STEAM to improve the lives of young people
  2. deliver inspiring, hands-on STEAM education and public engagement (EPE) projects.

Through training, continuous professional development programmes, 10 partnership projects with frontline organisations, resource and equipment dissemination, youth workers will:

  • Lead the delivery of in-depth STEAM projects that have been co-created with young people to respond to local need.
  • Engage young people in debate around STEAM themes emerging as important during Covid-19 (e.g. viruses, circular economies, gaming addiction).
  • Deliver education programmes that fuse science and art (e.g. sound/music).
  • Use innovative blended youth work methodologies.

We have developed our Virtual Showcase of STEAM in Youth Work to celebrate these impactful, diverse, and locally responsive STEAM projects. Have a stroll through the gallery and get inspired for your own STEAM project by the work presented!

This project is funded by the Science Foundation of Ireland. The Digital Youth Work in STEAM project strand is co-funded by Léargas. It is a partnership project between NYCI, ADAPT SFI Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology, Ballymun Anseo School Completion Programme, Ballymun Regional Youth Resource, Carlow Regional Youth Service, Cell EXPLORERS, Code Club, CÚRAM SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices, Cyber Skills, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Dunsink Observatory, Foróige Roscommon, Galway Arts Centre, Ireland’s Fossil Heritage, Irish Girl Guides, Irish Girl Guides Naas, Irish Wheelchair Association, Ossory Youth, Scouting Ireland, STEAM Education Ltd, SWICN Clubhouse, The BEY Project Foróige, The Dock, The Engineers Ireland STEPS Programme, YMCA Cobh, YMCA Dublin, Youghal Youthreach Centre, Youth Work Ireland Galway, Youth Work Ireland North Connaught, Youthreach Sallynoggin, and Maynooth University.