Youth Leadership

The Youth Leadership Programme was established to help build positive futures for young people who have the potential to be leaders in their community but vulnerable to involvement in high-risk and criminal activity. Co-operation Ireland has delivered nine Youth Leadership projects, either under the brand names of Youth Leadership or Fair Chance.  

The projects aim to divert participants from crime and anti-social behaviour by providing them with a support structure to address personal and social challenges in their lives. Key outcomes include personal development, building pathways to further education/employment, and promoting belonging and participation in the wider community.

For further information on the Youth Leadership Programme please contact Anne Anderson-Porter on aporter@cooperationireland.org