Tallaght teens have graduated from Foroige Leadership for Life Programme accredited by the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). They were awarded with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action in NUIG last Saturday, October 14th. 207 young people graduated from the North and South of Ireland on Saturday having completed the in Leadership for Life Programme. Sean Campbell, CEO of Foroige said; The Leadership for Life Programme is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for 15-18 year olds to acquire accredited leadership skills. They gain aptitudes in critical thinking, problem solving, empathy, resilience, self-reflection and teamwork through experiential learning in a safe and supportive environment. The young people that have graduated today should be extremely proud of committing to the programme and taking charge of their own leadership journey, Mr Campbell finished.

To learn more about the programme visit www.foroige.ie/leadership

About Foroige: Foroige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland. The charity works with over 50,000 young people and 5,500 adult volunteers annually, through a network of more than 600 youth clubs, 150 targeted projects and national programmes such as Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Health, Wellbeing, Citizenship and Entrepreneurship. The Leadership for Life programme aims: To enable young people to develop the skills, inspiration, vision, confidence, and action plans to be effective leaders. To empower young people to make a positive difference to their society through the practice of effective leadership.

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L-R Julia Morgan, John Dunican and Shelly Dunican