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14 youths have trained to become new West Limerick Youth Leaders

14 young people are now new West Limerick Youth leaders in their communities and youth clubs since recently completing a Junior Leadership Programme with Limerick Youth Service.

14 youths have trained to become new West Limerick Youth Leaders

Fourteen young people from West Limerick completed a Junior Leadership training programme with Limerick Youth Service at the Burren Outdoor Activity Centre, Co. Clare recently and now their communities and clubs will have new West Limerick Youth Leaders. 

The teens, who are members of Abbeyfeale and Newcastlewest Youth Clubs and Rathkeale Youth Space enjoyed two days of workshops & activities in the Banner County.

The Junior Leadership Training Programme, which is accredited by Youth Scotland, equips young people with the necessary skills and confidence to assume leadership roles in their youth clubs and community.  

‘The training covers an array of topics such as welcoming new members, communicating skills, body language and organising events such as discos & interclub visits,’ explained Eithne Stembridge, Limerick Youth Service

‘The skills the young people have learned will stand to them as they progress to leadership roles with their respective youth club/group,’ said Eithne, Club Support Worker.

With young people from different parts of Limerick, the training programme offered them an opportunity to get to know one another and share ideas of what works in their respective clubs.

Limerick Youth Service wishes to congratulate the young people on their success and wish them the very best in the future.

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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