The South Participation group have been busy each week with various different online group meetings and projects. Last week they hosted a talent showcase over zoom where one young person demonstrated boxing, another gave a presentation on safe cycling and young person Courtney showcased her amazing art.. Big thank you to Courtney and her advocate
Lots of young people and their advocates have been getting out and about over the Easter break which we love to see. Please continue to send in images of what you get up to, as the restrictions begin to ease we look forward to seeing some different scenery in the coming weeks. Diarmuid Gavin watch
Huge well done to young person Niamh and her Advocate Emily who decided to give some of their time to volunteer for Niamh's local tidy towns last week! They both did some really good work cleaning up the local area and sent us in some before and after pictures. Tidy towns is a great way
Due to the widespread societal restrictions imposed by the ongoing lockdown, YAP Ireland challenged our young people, advocates and staff to a 'Step and Snap' challenge to help us get through the dark winter months. This challenged encouraged our young people and staff to get out and embrace their local surroundings, in a socially distant
Recently, the parents group had their ritual game of Bingo! To say it sparked bingo fever was an understatement!! Few excited people waiting patiently on their numbers to be called. Good fun was had by all. Congratulations to our 3 winners: Liz, Kim and new parent Annette. The prizes will be organised by Lead Advocates. We would like to welcome all
A Huge well done to YAP Young Person Martin from Portlaoise who was the winner of our short story competition winner over the summer. Below is a video of martin explaining the background to his story! MEETING MY IDOL: By Martin Redmond My day started off not so good, I went to school as usual
Looking after our Community Over lockdown our young people have become more familiar with what is around them in their localities. This Mayo Young person lives in the country side and was not too impressed with the litter that was accumulating on the road. The advocate bought litter pickers and they both practised their social
On Wednesday the 19th of February 2020 The YAP Ireland Youth CEO Group launched their report on Homelessness in Ireland. Throughout 2019 the group concentrated their efforts on learning about what it's like to be homeless in Ireland, what services are available and what we can do to help. Many of our young people in
YAP Ireland are delighted to announce that we have been presented with the Investing in Children Membership Award for the third year in a row, celebrating young people's voice and input as a key part of YAP's work.
Congratulations from all at YAP Ireland to the young people who received their Leaving Cert results today Wednesday 17th August.