Starbucks Youth Action fund 2012
10 February 2012
About Starbucks Youth Action
We would like to say congratulations to the following programs for successfully receiving funds this year. We are excited to watch these young people make a difference in their community.
This programme inspires and empowers young people from Dublin and Belfast to make a difference in their communities by applying to Starbucks Youth Action for seed funding and volunteer hours from Starbucks partners. As well as supporting the young people to bring to life the projects that mean the most to them, the programme also offers training to young people on managing a budget, working with volunteers and project management.
Here's what Clonard Youth Outreach had to say about the Starbucks Youth Action fund:
"We are really grateful to Starbucks for this brilliant opportunity and the funding we received will definitely go a long way and help the continuous development of our programme."
Walkways (Peer): A programme which supports young people with intellectual disabilities who are in school/college to take their first steps into paid employment. Young people who do not have disabilities are buddied up with these young people to mentor and train them.
Knockmitten Loves Me, Dublin 22 : A Family Funday Festival in Knockmitten focused on social inclusion and promoting family involvement in the area. A day where young people will connect with Knockmitten and be proud of their community.
Breaking the Cycle, Dublin 1: Transforming an unused room in a residential training centre for high risk teenagers in inner city Dublin into a relaxation space for young people. The room would be a space where young people will learn alternative ways to relax as opposed to substance misuse.
Dublin 15 Social Club : A social inclusion club for children aged 3-15 for children with various disabilities, (autism, developmental delay, cerebral palsy) in the local area and their siblings. The need for such a group was expressed by various parents and teacher of the local special needs school who expressed concern that there were no after school facilities for kids with disabilities
Same but Different, Dublin 8: An event to celebrate multicultural Dublin 8 and the computer club house where the young people go after school through a documentary, flash mob and celebratory event.
Gener 8 Fate-Dublin 12 : Funding for DYCE Unplugged - a music programme where young people meet once a week, sing, write songs, gain confidence, make friends & support them through issues effecting young people in the area.
7UP: Summer scheme to support young people making the transition from Primary to secondary school.
Floor B: A break dancing event that teaches confidence, creativity, and self expression. First of its kind in Ireland.
Lads Club: A summer scheme which supports boys from Primary 6 and 7- providing a safe environment where they can form positive relationships, build confidence, stay out of trouble and learn new skills.
In Your Face: Funding to train 10 young people in youth arts facilitation course . These young people will then deliver workshops to young people in Belfast that will explores and express issues like mental health, drugs, sectarianism and sexuality.
Bear Grylls Survival weekend: A program designed to teach survival skills, leadership, and innovation- a camping weekend on Conai Island
Clonard Outreach : A summer program focused around young people making a positive impact in their local community. Clean up and playing with kids.
Sports & Healthy Living: Healthy alternatives project in the St. James area through sports & football for young girls and boys aged 9+.
Growing Belfast: Promoting and using vacant places in the city of Belfast-Highlighting project on Culture night & having a workshop to share give young people the encouragement to carry out their own projects in other parts of Belfast.
Queens University Personal Development Certificate: Project devised and led by young people at Queens University Belfast for young people aged 10-18. 12 week project which teaches, first aid, a humanitarian education programme and a community action project. Grant will fund 4 projects in youth centers in north and west Belfast.