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.

This project is funded by the Science Foundation of Ireland. It is a partnership project between NYCI, Ballymun Anseo School Completion Programme, Ballymun Regional Youth Resource, Carlow Regional Youth Service, Empowerment Plus, Galway Arts Centre, Irish Girl Guides, Ossory Youth, SWICN Clubhouse, The BEY Project Foroige and Maynooth University.