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Upcoming training, deadlines, and calls


Remember to check out our Covid-19 hub for more resources, training, and advice.


Support the Youth Climate Justice Pledge

Earlier this week Mary Robinson and our Youth 2030 Young People’s Committee launched our Youth Climate Justice Manifesto. They emphasised that finger pointing will not solve the climate crisis: young people of Ireland want climate justice and that means unity. Sign the pledge to support the manifesto and lend your voice to our call!


Covid-19 Support and Resources

Though things are changing and we are inching back toward something that resembles our normal lives, the Covid-19 outbreak still represents a major challenge for the youth work sector. With that in mind, we’re continuing to update the resources, training and advice we’ve brought together to support you through this time. Go to the resource hub >>


Skills Summary: Online Activities Resource 

In response to the increasing online presence of youth work, we have developed a new activity resource to accompany the Skills Summary tool when working online with young people. The resource contains five activities that can be facilitated in an online space between a youth worker, or a significant adult, and a young person. Discover more >>


SHEP Reflective Practice

Are you looking for a safe, facilitated space to critically reflect on your work and to see what the learnings are? Are you interested in using reflective practice methods to support well-being at work and to support the exchange of good practice? Spaces are very limited. More information >>


NYCI on RTÉ does Comic Relief

Our Equality and Intercultural Programme supports many amazing minority ethnic youth groups through its youth work leaders network, Making Links. It was great to see Philomena, one of our youth work leaders, showcase Street Arts Academy, the youth group she was involved with, on RTÉ does Comic ReliefWatch the video >>


‘Let’s Talk About Sexting’ Resource

Young people engaging in risky behaviours such as sexting may experience anxiety as Covid-19 restrictions ease and they begin to socialise again. That’s according to experts speaking at the launch of a new tool to help those working with young people to start a conversation with them around the topic of sexting. Check out the resource >>



Sustainable July Camp at Home Events an Eco-Success for Irish Girl Guides

Hundreds of young people and families took part in the IGG Sustainable Camp At Home this month. As well as camping in tents outside or indoors in makeshift dens or shelters, participants enjoyed doing a range of eco-friendly activities and challenges. These included scavenger hunts and litter picking as well as turning old T-shirts into tote bags and cooking over campfires. Operation Transformation presenter and fitness advocate Killian Byrne and his family even joined in! Get the Camp At Home resource pack >>
Boys’ Brigade Update

With all activities suspended since mid-March, leaders have been kept up to date with government guidelines and Company challenges via email and social media. Some of the activities members have been taking part in include Easter challenges, fitness challenges, the creation of thank you videos and artwork to frontline workers, building birdhouses and bee feeders to link in with Biodiversity Week, virtual book readings and quizzes, designing board games, creating a user-friendly cookbook, and more. The Republic of Ireland Management Committee will be conducting risk assessments with Companies to assist them when returning safely to a “new normal” come September.
Ógras Summer Camps – Limited Spaces Remaining

This year, Ógras has adapted its popular Irish-language day camps to suit an online format. Ógras Summer Camps have a fantastic reputation because of the high quality of teachers and activities, as well their use and development of the Irish language. Limited spaces are still available for weeks three and four. Find out more and register >>
Ógra Fianna Fáil

Ógra gives young people the opportunity to get involved in real politics and engage at a local, national, and international level. Members actively participate in political and social issues which affect young people and their communities, as well as a host of social and skills-development events throughout the year. Learn more >>


Irish Girl Guides Members Celebrate Senior Branch Centenary

130 Senior Branchers (Irish Girl Guides members aged 14-30) recently took part in a virtual camp, Camp Echo, during which they joined in an online birthday bash to celebrate 100 years of Senior Branch. Participants also completed a number of challenges on a sustainability theme, including litter picks, upcycling old T-shirts and making hats for the birthday bash using recycled materials. They also made short videos with tips for sustainable camping. You can watch some of the videos here >>


Other Youth Sector News

Master of Arts in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Health and Well Being

Do you want to become a highly-skilled facilitator and advance within your chosen profession or seek new employment opportunities? This full-time course is an innovative practice-orientated programme, designed to enhance personal growth and development to advance knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies. Course delivery is reflective of the flexibility required for adult learners. Find out more about the course >>

Part-Time Bachelor of Social Science in Community and Youth Work

Are you inspired to challenge inequality and work for human rights? Do you want to work on creating the conditions for positive social change in society? This four-year in-service degree programme combines college-based learning with fieldwork practices, and is designed for those already working as youth or community workers who want to develop their practice. Find out more >>

Master of Social Science in Community and Youth Work – now recruiting!

Are there social issues that you feel passionate about? Do you think young people should have opportunities to shape the world they live in? Are you inspired to challenge inequality and work for human rights? Maynooth University is currently recruiting for the full-time and part-time in-service programmes for its Masters of Social Science Community Youth Work, a two-year programme with two 14-week supervised fieldwork placements at its centre. Find out more >>


Is your Organisation an NYCI Member?

As well as advocating on your behalf, NYCI provides advice, networking and development opportunities, and expert training in all areas of youth work, including child protection, development education, equality, arts, health, and more. Find out more here >>

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