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  • Northside East

Local youth learn leadership skills

Saturday, 12th August, 2017 10:00am
Local youth learn leadership skills

Those representing Dublin North at the leadership conference included (from left) Saoirse Foley, Sophie Williams, Niamh McDonagh, Aoife McMenemy, Sarah Hoey and Rebecca Kiernan.

Local youth learn leadership skills

Those representing Dublin North at the leadership conference included (from left) Saoirse Foley, Sophie Williams, Niamh McDonagh, Aoife McMenemy, Sarah Hoey and Rebecca Kiernan.

A GROUP of 17 teenagers from North Dublin attended Foróige’s Leadership for Life International Youth Conference in Kildare last week. 

The conference brought together 250 teenagers from India, the USA and Ireland to learn how to become leaders in their own lives. During the week-long conference, the teens learned crucial life skills such as empathy, decision making, communication, critical thinking and team-work.

Seán Campbell, CEO of Foróige, said: “The Leadership for Life programme enhances the vision, passion and idealism of young people by teaching them key leadership skills and challenging them to use these skills practically. Great leadership is grounded in respect and the ability to inspire. These young leaders will uncover the greatness within themselves and their own unique leadership style. Through challenging young people to explore their own values, and express themselves in ways they may not be used to, they develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and empathy. These skills are crucial in all walks of life.”

The delegates, aged 15 to 18, graduated last Friday having completed various stages of the leadership programme.

Read the digital editions of the Dublin People Northside East, Northside West & Southside here