Once Young Community Leaders complete the programme they can join our graduate group, known as the Young Community Innovators. Through this group, graduates get together and get involved in a wide range of projects to make their communities a better place. Examples of work which Young Community Innovators have been involved in recently include:

  • Learning About Mental Health: In January 2017, a group of YCL graduates organised a community mental health seminar called Northside Minds. Attendees heard from a variety of inspirational speakers on subjects related to mental health and wellbeing.
  • Intergenerational Digital Courses: In the summers of 2015 and 2016, Young Community Innovators volunteered their time to give free IT skills training to older people.
  • Health Heroes: a project to encourage people from Dublin 3, 5, 13 and 17 to lead more active and healthy lifestyles. From April 2014 - April 2015, a group of 12 Young Community Innovators organised a family fun launch event, an Activity Trail series in Stardust Memorial Park and Edenmore Park, a 5km Family Fun Coastal Walk in Clontarf and published a series of healthy lifestyle newsletters.
  • YCI4Equality: Young Community Innovators were very active in campaigning for a Yes vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum in May 2015 through a very active social media campaign.

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