young Horizons
Reach further, dream bigger
Posted on May 25th, 2018

​The 2017-2018 School year has come to a close, yH students are now off for the Summer, hopefully with a view of a brighter future ahead!

yH had an incredible year with 21 site visits, 10 in class talks/workshops, 8 work placements, 3 schools, and 1 careers fair! yH had approx. 950 interactions with students over the past few months, and we hope that the students learnt from the experience. 

Huge thanks to everyone who made this happen, volunteers, teachers and of course the brilliant students that got involved. 

Posted on May 2nd, 2018

​yH had an incredible month, with 5 site visits, and 2 fundraisers! Students went to Dublin Bus, DCU, Aer Lingus, Cathal Brugha Army Barracks, and Facebook offices!

A huge thanks to students, Ciara, James, and Uman from Smurfit Business School who helped organise and run "The Soul Brothers" gig on the 19th of April, as it was a huge success, raising over €2,000 through entrance, raffle tickets, and donations. 

Also, to Yvette from LinkedIn and Pauline Cooley from ReikiMeath for the "Women Empowerment Event" on the 7th of April, an incredibly encouraging and empowering day spent discussing our lives and how we can empower others. Hopefully we can continue on the Empowerment programme with the Women's Mini Marathon in June! 
​Students from 4th, 5th, and 6th year of St. David's CBS were invited to tour Facebook offices on Grand Canal Dock. Students ate lots of sweets, discovered the different benefits of working for Facebook and learned about all the different career options within the company. 
​On one of the hottest day of the year so far, students from Blakestown CS and Trinity Comp were introduced to life on an Army Barracks where they received a military briefing and explored the weapons display in the courtyard. May be some budding soldiers in our mix!
​Boys from St. David's CBS were lucky to get the chance to grab their passports and go view some Aer Lingus planes, sit in business class seats, and view engines up-close. Students learnt from an engineering apprentice, a pilot, and cabin crew about the many careers in Aviation. 

Posted on March 1st, 2018

yH kicked the Spring Programme off on the 17th of January with our Careers Fair in Trinity Comprehensive School in Ballymun. We were delighted to be accompanied by many different companies and volunteers who dedicated part of their day to talking with our students about their careers and how they got into them. A huge thanks to all our volunteers from Aer Lingus, Nissan, Mater Hospital, Liberties College, ESB, Electric Ireland, Fire.com, Rte, Wooly Farm, Chartered Accountants Ireland, IASA, Skylon Hotel and Dublin Bus. 

yH students have been busy in February with talks by Chef Wayne and Sergeant Kevin, and visits to D.I.T., ESB, and Aer Lingus. 

After putting out fires, jumping into a raft, and finding the exit while surrounded by smoke, students from Trinity Comprehensive declared their intention to become members of cabin crew in the future! Huge thank you to the lovely Aer Lingus volunteers, Jen and Aisling, who facilitated the tours. 

​Thank you to our ESB volunteers, Sean and Dave for bringing the  6th year Blakestown CS students on a tour of Dublin Bay power plant and showing them the different careers.  Also,thank you to our volunteer, Chef Wayne, from  DNATA  for talking to 2nd year Blakestown Students and blowing them away with his awesome ice-cream making skills!

Posted on December 15th, 2017

young Horizons has grown a lot since it's beginning back in 2012, having reached approx. 1,000 children since then, young Horizons looks forward to 2018 when that number continues to grow. 

​Already, yH has had some great successes with the students, with a couple of team workshops, Army talks, and a trip to Dublin Airport. This is only a taster of what is yet to come in the following year. 

​To find out more about our 2017 progress please subscribe to our Newsletter. For now, everyone at young Horizons wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Posted on November 21st, 2017

young Horizons has some news! 

​We are welcoming some new changes to our organisation including the addition of two new schools to our rota.

We just launched our academic year with the TY students in St. David's CBS and are set to meet the TY students in Trinity Comprehensive at the Speed Careers Event this Thursday.

We were also excited to launch a new programme that reaches younger ages than TY with the 2nd year students in Blakestown Community School today. 

In an effort to make young Horizons an sustainable Irish youth charity we have hired Aoibheann Doyle as our new CEO to lead the expansion of young Horizons to ensure that we reach as many students and young people as we can. 

​As always, we are extremely grateful to all our supporters and ask if anyone is interested in volunteering with us and working with students to help them reach further, dream bigger please email aoibheann@younghorizons.ie. 





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