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May 2022

YAP Youth Forum

In April, YAP hosted the first YAP Youth Forum of the Year. Advocates and their young people were invited along to take part in this exciting participation group event. Everyone in attendance went to Castlecomer discovery park in Kilkenny for and adventurous day out.  The group got involved in some fun team-building challenges and some

February 2022

Bursary / Educational Assistance Schemes

Just a note to let you know that as a staff member of YAP you are entitled to apply for funding for courses. There are two streams of funding; firstly, Education assistance is for courses that are directly related to your day-to-day work and secondly Bursaries which are given for courses to support your personal

January 2022

Gaisce Success

YAP Ireland would like to extend a huge congratulations to our young person Peter who recently received his bronze Gaisce award. Peter had a difficult few months personally,  but continued to dedicate his time and energy to achieving this award and we are really delighted for him. Below is a message from his advocate Geraldine who is

All Advocates to complete Survey with Young People please !

The survey is very short and asked questions about young people's interest in our very exciting YAPWorx programme which we hope to launch early next year. The survey will help us gauge the need and interest of the young people in particular industries, hair and beauty, IT, travel and tourism etc and direct our efforts in this programme. The last

November 2021

YAPAbility Webinar – Reach your Full Potential

On Tuesday November 9th YAP held our final webinar of 2021 'YAPAbility, Reach your full Potential' hosted by our director of Services Aisling Nodwell. The webinar focused on the relaunch of our disability service that has been renamed YAPAbility which fits more inline with our strengths based, inclusive and wraparound approach. The Webinar was also

Conceptualising Participation Practices within YAP

Research project conducted by NUIG in 2021 The latest NUIG research project looked at the way that participation happens within YAP. They interviewed and conducted focus groups (mostly over Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions), with a wide range of stakeholders including board members, full-time employees, advocates, young people and their families. During these interviews and

August 2021

Global Youth Voices – International Youth Day 2021

International Youth Day is celebrated annually on 12 August to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrate the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society. YAP Global Youth Voices celebrates this year with the theme: YAP GLOBAL YOUTH VOICES REFLECT & REBUILD: A CELEBRATION OF RESILIENCE.   YAP

July 2021

Covid-19 Response plan

Covid19 Response Plan Update Please find below a link to the updated Covid-19 Response Plan. The updates relate to section 10 Mask Wearing and section 11 Ventilation . We recommend that everyone re-read the plan and familiarise themselves with the contents. Any questions please ask your line manager. https://yapireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Covid-19-Response-PlanJUL2021.pdf

June 2021

Nature Photography Competition

Over the month of May YAP Ireland held a nature photography competition encouraging young people to get as creative as possible and embrace the great outdoors. We were blown away by the amazing entries we received by our young people who consistently prove how talented they are. Check out some of our entries below.

May 2021

Attention Advocates – Young Peoples Survey

Dear Advocates Please encourage your young people to complete the following survey. It looks at their needs and having their voices heard when making decisions. It will not take longer than 5 minutes.  Any questions please contact Shannon sreilly@yapireland.ie https://yapireland.secure.force.com/decisionsurvey/  

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