Registration now Open for the Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Programme
Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Programme
Applicants must be TY students, full members of Celbridge GAA club and between 15 and 18 years of age.
The programme contains three modules which will be run from November 2023 until May 2024 approximately.
Modules 1 and 2 consist of workshops which will take place over 30 hours.
Module 3 is a community action project (20 hours).
During the programme, the participants will develop essential leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment. Module 1 focuses on the individual and leadership skills, building self-awareness, community skills, values, and communication skills. Module 2 focuses on their ability to lead as part of a team, enabling them to cultivate their skills further. Module 3 focuses on individual leadership aspirations and offers the opportunity to lead their own project within the community from conception to completion. The programme can count towards the Gaisce awards. This unique programme evokes and honours the values Dermot Earley epitomised and tries to foster them in a new generation of young Irish leaders.
Modules 1 and 2 cost €40 (to cover materials) and there is no cost for Module 3 which is a self-directed module. Should any participant complete all three modules, and then want to proceed with acquiring the accreditation of the programme (Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action) from the University of Galway, there is a €300 fee payable to the University of Galway. This year's Celbridge GAA club graduates will be heading to University of Galway at the end of November for their graduation ceremony!
Participants who successfully complete all three modules will be eligible to receive a Level 6 third level Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action from NUIG.
To complete Module 3 and graduate in 2024, participants must be at least 16 years of age on the 1st January 2024 (NUIG regulation).
Participants who are not 16 on the 1st January 2024 can still complete the third module. Their work will be submitted in 2025, thereby allowing them to graduate from NUIG in 2025.
Application and contacts
Participants numbers are limited. If you wish to take part in the programme, please fill out the online form through the link below.
Closing date for applications is 20th November 2023.
If you have further questions, please contact Deirdre or Clair