Crosscare Swords takes its place at ‘youth showcase’
Crosscare Swords was proud to represent the area at the recent National Youth Showcase hosted by the National Youth Council of Ireland.
The showcase brought together over 350 young people representing every constituency in Ireland to celebrate the value, diversity and vitality of youth work in Ireland. A key message emerging from the day was that hundreds of thousands of young people and their communities take part in and benefit from youth work, and that we need to sustain and increase support for youth work to meet the needs of our growing youth population.
The event – organised by the NYCI – was opened by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD and gave young people from around Ireland the opportunity to speak directly to public representatives and share with them first-hand what they do, what they learn and the benefits of youth work for them and their local communities.
Minister Zappone said: ‘My mission is to ensure that young voices are heard. By bringing young people from across the country to the home of the first Dáil we are giving them the opportunity to engage directly with politicians. They will be able to set out their vision for their communities, counties and our country.’
Also speaking at the event, Ian Power, President of the NYCI said: ‘This event showcases the exceptional quality of youth work happening throughout Ireland, and celebrates the contribution of young people to Irish society and our local communities.’
Members of Crosscare Swords with local Fianna Fail TD Darragh O’brien.