Thursday 18th October, 2012St. Macartan's Students' NYP Project in Ireland’s Top Teens Final
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Monaghan NYP Project in Ireland’s Top Teens Final

From 140 projects around Ireland, The Uniform Recycle Scheme at the Foróige Neighbourhood Youth Project in Monaghan Town is now in the finals of the Permanent TSB Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards along with nine other groups. The finals will be broadcast on TV3 in the coming weeks.

 The filming of our Uniform Recycle Scheme took place on the 19th of September 2012 at Monaghan Neighbourhood Youth Project, the St Vincent De Paul office and various locations around the town with a trip to interview each of the Principals in the participating schools to get their views and feedback on this very positive project. The group took centre stage on the Diamond monument in the centre of Monaghan town promoting the sights of Monaghan to Sideline productions for the programme.

 Prepare yourselves for drama, energy, positivity and an uplifting experience as TV3 dedicates two one-hour special programmes scheduled to be shown on the 28th Oct and 4th November  called ‘Ireland’s Top Teens’ to young people doing their bit for society. These 10 groups put themselves forward for the TV experience and were chosen from over 50 groups across the country to represent young citizens of Ireland and to tell the viewing public their stories. The Foróige Permanant TSB Youth Citizenship Programme enables young people to make a positive difference to the world around them. It challenges the negative perception of young people that is often reported in the media and sees them as part of the solution and not part of the problem. It empowers young people to be leaders within their local communities and among their friends.

The group consisting of Dylan Scott, Aaron Maxwell from Monaghan Collegiate School, Megan Cawley and Naomi Ryan Beech Hill College, Mark Mc Nally and Joseph Murdock St Macartan’s College and Stacey Cooney, Rachel Lappin, Sorcha Trainor and Ruth Mc Kenna St Louis Secondary School Monaghan have worked tirelessly since last April to plan, organise and carry out their Citizenship project in conjunction with St Vincent De Paul Monaghan Town.

Mark McNally and Joseph Murdock will participate in the final interviews for Irelands Top Teens Youth Citizenship Awards in the Ryan Academy in Citywest Dublin on the 13th of October 2012. Mark Mc Nally has been further selected to be interviewed by Karen Coster from TV3 on stage on the grand final night which is on the 1st of November in the Helix, Dublin.We are delighted with the success of the Uniform Recycle Scheme and very proud of the whole group representing us at a national level. The project group are a credit not only to themselves but to their schools, parents, family members and the wider community. The Monaghan Neighbourhood Project would like to sincerely thank the wider community for their continued support of the project and we are all looking forward to the groups appearance on TV3’s Irelands Top Teens in the coming weeks. 

 

We are looking forward to the continued success of the Uniform Recycle Scheme and making it an annual event. Check out the link www.foroige.ie  

 

 

What is the Permanent TSB  Foroige Youth Citizenship:

 

 

The Youth Citizenship Programme enables young people to make a positive difference to the world around them. It challenges the negative perception of young people that is often reported in the media and sees them as part of the solution and not part of the problem. It empowers young people to be leaders within their local communities and among their friends.

Citizenship is about more than legal rights and duties; it is about people working together for the common good. It is about creating a better society with greater caring, community spirit and social justice. Young people have a vital role to play in this process and this programme use easy activities and steps to show them how.