Youth elections at The Drum

Youth Committee elections will be held in The Foróige Drum Youth Centre in MacDonagh Junction shopping centre on December 1 from 3-5pm.

Youth Committee elections will be held in The Foróige Drum Youth Centre in MacDonagh Junction shopping centre on December 1 from 3-5pm.

For anyone in third to sixth year in school who may be interested in having a say in the running of their local youth centre, who may enjoy organising activities for their peers, who would be good for voicing the opinion of themselves and their peers and who would enjoy a new challenge which would be fun, interesting and a way of making new friends, this is an ideal opportunity.

Being a Youth Committee member would first involve coming to the elections and learning of the role that being a member would be. Then if elected it would involve attending a weekly hour-long meeting with the committee of 10 young people where activities would be planned and organised and the format of the running of weekly events both in and outside of The Drum would be decided.

It is an opportunity to develop organisational, leadership and communication skills, and most importantly to build confidence in ability to speak up for yourself and others in a safe, productive environment.

For more information, contact Melissa on 086 7736976, email melissa.faulkner@foroige.ie. or see www.facebook.com/drumyouthcentre.