Pictured are the members of the SparkED team along with a group of students taking part in the programme
SparkED Sparking the Light for a Brighter Future
SparkED is a youth leadership programme that empowers young people, transition years, to take their future into their own lives being a leader within themselves and in the wider community to create a brighter future.
Our Youth Leadership programme is rolled out in 4 stages, to transform the transition year’s students into leaders within their communities:
SparkED were the overall winners at the Youth Social Entrepreneurship Development Competition in 2018. They received €3,000 towards funding in order to invest in their social enterprise.
Catriona O’Halloran, Co-Project Leader for SparkED told ilovelimerick “It has been such a fantastic experience working on SparkED this year and the best part is definitely going out to the secondary schools to work with the transition year students. We have a great team of Enactus UL students working hard to run the project and we have been able to grow SparkED bigger this year than we ever expected. We are delighted that so many transition year students are embracing our project and are eager to get involved. We are all very excited to see how SparkED will continue to grow in the years to come.”
This year SparkED have 100 TY’s involved from 3 schools in Tipperary and Limerick volunteering in over 10 partners in their community. They are sparking the light to a brighter future in Limerick and beyond. The programme proves that the youth of Limerick are engaged in helping to build a better Limerick while also engaging youth, charities and companies in Limerick.
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