EIC YouthBank Team Activity Retreat. Pictured: Members of Limerick Youth Service’s EIC (Every Idea Counts) YouthBank team with David O’Connor, LYS, (front) at Killary Adventure Centre, Co. Galway.
EIC YouthBank Team Activity Retreat.
Teenagers from south-east Limerick who played a key role in fundraising for positive youth mental health projects enjoyed a well-earned New Year’s retreat with Limerick Youth Service. The young people, who are members of EIC (Every Idea Counts) YouthBank, braved the winter elements and shook off the Christmas cobwebs as they participated in an activity programme at the Killary Adventure Centre, Co. Galway.
‘We had two fun filled days in Killary that included activities such as bog diving, high ropes and sky fall,’ said Lisa O’Connor, Limerick Youth Service.
‘It was a great start to the New Year and an enjoyable end to this particular YouthBank project,’ said Lisa, YouthBank coordinator.
Lisa O’Connor of Limerick Youth Service described the YouthBank project as ‘a national initiative run by young people, for young people with a youth committee elected to recruit members, decide on the funding criteria and allocate grants,’. With YouthBank, the young people took part in an extensive training course and raised funds for youth mental health programmes in the south-east area of Limerick County. Reflecting on the past year, Lisa congratulated the young people for their commitment and dedication to the YouthBank programme saying ‘the skills learned will certainly stand to them in the future.’
Facilitated locally by Limerick Youth Service, YouthBank is nationwide programme in which young people can learn new skills, build self-confidence and participate in grant making decisions. A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.
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