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.
Well done to Monika from Louth who created a very insightful poem on Bullying
Well done to Monika from Louth who composed a very interesting poem on Distance
When Tina* (10) was referred to YAP she lived with her mother and little sister in homeless accommodation in Dublin city. Her mother had struggled with addiction issues for the last 15 years. The advocate started working with the family last August, initially building up the relationship and trust.
Congratulations to Young Person Jessica on taking part in Malahide's Got Talent on Sunday night. Jessica did fantastic and definitely has a future in singing. Also thanks to her advocate Christine for supporting her to pursue this and getting her enrolled in a number of different competitions. You can see a picture of Jessica in action attached. Apologies the quality of the picture is not great.
13 young people and Advocates attended a fabulous pamper night organised by Advocates Louise Dwyer & Breffene Rogan on 26th January in Dublin. A huge thank you to Kelly for coming in and doing the girls make-up. She did a fantastic job, and they were all delighted with the little presents. Also many thanks to Breffene for doing the girls nails & Louise & Breffene for organising the night.