Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland and has been working with young people since 1952. Our purpose is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their development and in the development of society. Foróige Balbriggan Youth service encourages young people to take responsibility for themselves and to be part of shaping the world around them while developing their talents, skills and abilities. We also work with vulnerable young people who require additional support through a full range of targeted services.Foróige Balbriggan is following all government advice in relation to corona virus Covid19 and have continued to work with young people remotely over the last number of months, providing a number of youth groups over Zoom these groups included: Leadership, photography, health and wellbeing, citizenship and some social quizzes. Foróige Youth Service also provides one to one support over telephone to help young people maintain routine and healthy practices. Foróige are delivering food and care packs to families who needed this type of support. Foróige will continue to provide care packs over the summer months to support families who we engage with. Foróige work with young people between 10 and 24 and will provide a number of summer programmes over the next 3 months. Programmes include health and fitness, Junior activity week, senior activity week, Graffiti, computer science, photography, football. Employability programmes will run for young people 16-24. A transition programme will run the end of August for young people entering first year in September and we will also be offering support and programmes to assist young people reengage in education after the long break from school. A new young mothers group is currently being formed and we are looking for young mothers who wish to get involved. Foróige continue to take referrals and if any young people would like to take part in summer programmes or need any support over the summer months please contact Áine on 086-7710790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep up to date with what’s happening on our social media pages facebook and Instagram ForoigeBalbriggan.