Posted on September 20, 2016
The Community Foundation for Ireland has provided funding through the Youth Participation Panel (#YPP) to three youth organisations to perform Community Mapping projects. The purpose of these projects is to engage with young people to map their local areas to figure out what services are available and what’s missing for young people.
Limerick Youth Service, Letterkenny Youth and Family Service and Sphere17 will conduct the mapping projects with a group of young people from each of their communities; Limerick city, Letterkenny and Dublin 17, starting October 2016. All three projects will run for a minimum of six months and are looking to engage 12 young people currently not in employment, education or training to commit one day a week to engage in the project.
These projects will provide a great opportunity for young people to have their say in their local community and develop a number of skills including leadership, research and communications. Once the projects are completed the community maps available will not only provide a comprehensive resource for young people but also provide a guide for local community groups on what’s needed in the community for young people.
If you or someone you know would like to get involved in this project please contact the relevant youth organisation;
- Shannon Baker, Sphere17: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stacey Lyons, Limerick Youth Service: email@example.com
- Lyndon Ponsonby, Letterkenny Youth and Family Service: firstname.lastname@example.org