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SparkED youth leadership programme, a Light for a Brighter Future  



SparkED youth leadership programme has launched its new website. Pictured at their student presentations above. 

SparkED youth leadership programme, a Light for a Brighter Future  

SparkED are delighted to announce the official launch of their website – www.  

SparkED youth leadership programme empowers young people to take their future into their own hands being a leader within themselves and in the wider community to create a brighter future. They aim to provide second-level students with valuable life skills that are applicable in third-level education and the world of work.   


SparkED youth leadership programme

SparkED were the winners of the Citi Award in 2019

The programme is aimed at Senior Cycle Secondary School Students. Their new online platform allows them to complete interactive workshops, learn a variety of new skills, expand their horizons and receive feedback from some of their top partners. They look forward to utilising the added benefits of our online approach while also maintaining the benefits students received from previous years.   

  Jean Grady & Caoimhe Hanamy, SparkED Leads said, “We have six interactive workshops including CV creation, Interview, Time Management/Study, Volunteering, Computer/IT and Presentation Skills. Our newly added career guidance section also provides students with an abundance of useful guides, resources and contact points in order to help with the CAO process and their futures in general. We hope to give a fresh, student perspective on life after secondary school. We will offer up our experiences of life in college, alternatives to university and much more.”  


Students who complete the programme will receive a certificate and be invited to their annual showcase day. At this event they will have the opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned, win some amazing prizes and speak with some of their top business partners! 

Previous achievements from SparkED include being named as the winners at the Youth Social Entrepreneurship Development Competition in 2018. They received €3,000 towards funding in order to invest in their social enterprise. It is hoped that SparkED can keep on growing even further and influence and influence more young minds.

 For any enquiries, SparkED can be contacted at [email protected]. 

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.