SCARIFF Foróige will host an information night for volunteers, young people and children, aged 10+, as well as parents and guardians, on Monday night next, September 26.
The club will resume for its 17th year on the night of Friday, October 7. Junior Club for 10-12 year olds will run for one hour from 7.30-8.30pm. This will be followed by Legend’s Foróige Club for First Years. Meetings take place at Scarriff Rugby Club House’s original building.
This year, Foróige Youth Club will be able to offer a full experience, including a space to meet friends and make new friends. There will also be trips away, mobile filmmaking, photography, discos, table quizzes, games, art projects and much much more.
“We are super excited to welcome back our members from 2021 and looking forward to meeting new members,” a spokesperson said.
“One Good Adult makes all the difference in the best possible outcomes for a child’s development. According to John Davis, Professor of Childhood inclusion, volunteering is a key community resource for young people.
“Research connects young people’s resilience and positive mental health to having two or three key adults in their lives who they can bond with, trust, and receive support from. The more mentors, volunteers and kind ears we have in our communities the greater the chance our young people will cope with what life throws at them.”
Registration for the new club year is online. Emails should include the member’s age so they can be sent the correct link to register. Emails can be sent to [email protected]
Foróige is also looking for volunteers who can give around two hours a week. More details are available by emailing [email protected]
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Fiona’s media career began in her native Mayo when she joined Midwest Radio. She is the maker of a number of radio documentaries, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). She has also availed of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues supported by Irish Aid in Haiti.
She won a Justice Media Award for a short radio series on the work of Bedford Row Project, which supports prisoners and families in the Mid-West. Fiona also teaches on the Journalism programmes at The University of Galway.
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