Mayo teens awarded certificates in youth leadership

Mayo members of Foroige who received their Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action at  NUIG last weekend. Photo Brian Farrell.

Mayo members of Foroige who received their Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action at NUIG last weekend. Photo Brian Farrell.

Thirty-six Mayo teens have graduated from Foróige’s Leadership for Life Programme. The National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG ) awarded the young people with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action last Saturday October 15. Two hundred and seventy young people in total graduated from the North and South of Ireland on Saturday having completed three modules in leadership. The programme develops the leadership capabilities and potential of young people and gives them an opportunity to harness their skills and attributes to contribute to their society in a fun and encouraging environment.

Sean Campbell, CEO of Foróige, said: “The Leadership for Life Programme enables young people acquire key life and employability skills such as communications, critical thinking, problem solving, empathy, resilience, self-reflection and teamwork. These are skills that empower young people and ones that are not acquired easily in schools. The young people that have graduated today should be extremely proud, not only for committing themselves to the programme but for taking their first steps in becoming the leaders of tomorrow." To learn more about the programme visit www.foroige.ie/leadership

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