Balbriggan Youth Forum is an Intercultural Space where Balbriggan youth come together to share their experiences of living in the community and address the issues that affect their wellbeing. Text or WhatsApp 0894187768 for more information.
Balbriggan Youth Forum aims to:
Build the capacity of young people to consider and represent themselves on key issues
Enhance their knowledge of Human Rights, Equality, Diversity and Social Inclusion
Empower young people to actively engage in the community.
Balbriggan Youth Forum, which was started up with funding from the Community Foundation for Ireland, and is hosted by Balbriggan Integration Forum and Cairde, was created in response to the recommendation from the Flemington Liveability Report on the need for young people in the area to have a forum where they can "raise their concerns and address them in collaboration with key agencies as well as provide a space for new
ideas for diversion and creative participation in the neighbourhood".
The target age-group for the forum is 15 to 17 years old. There is a regular team of garda vetted adult volunteers.
Balbriggan Youth Forum has recently received funding from the Communities Integration Fund to bring young people on college visits, to encourage access to third level education.