Three young people from Kilkenny graduate from the Foróige Leadership for Life Programme

Leadership for Life Programme is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for 15-18 year olds to acquire accredited leadership skills

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Conall Kennedy, Cathal Ryan Phelan and David Smith Butler attend the Foróige Leadership for Life graduation in NUIG

Three Kilkenny teens have graduated from Foróige’s Leadership for Life Programme accredited by the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG).

Conall Kennedy, Cathal Ryan Phelan and David Smith Butler were awarded with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action in NUIG last Saturday. Some 150 young people graduated from the North and South of Ireland on Saturday having completed the Foróige Leadership for Life Programme.

“The Leadership for Life Programme is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for 15-18 year olds to acquire accredited leadership skills," Seán Campbell, CEO of Foróige said.

"They gain aptitudes in critical thinking, problem solving, empathy, resilience, self-reflection and teamwork in a safe and supportive environment. The young leaders also take on a community action project so that they can master and use their new found leadership skills for the betterment of society.

“Foróige is extremely proud of the Leadership for Life Programme because we see, every year, the difference it makes to young people and to communities right across the country.  I congratulate all of the graduates who have worked so hard and put their all into becoming leaders of courage, conviction and compassion."

To learn more about the programme visit www.foroige.ie/ leadership.