All Teens Aren’t Mean
Navan Youthreach, Navan, Co. Meath
Making Our World a Better Place for Young People
The team kick-started their campaign by holding a toy appeal for Saint Vincent de Paul. They also fundraised for Meath River Rescue and carried out a bag pack with Dunnes Stores. In addition, the team undertook a pink ribbon coffee morning to raise money for Action Breast Cancer and took to the streets of Navan to sell pink ribbon accessories. The team sought the involvement and support of local businesses by asking for donations to offer as raffle prizes at the event. They also flexed their creative muscle by selling furniture that they had created in their wood work class at the coffee morning.
Adding to their list of achievements, the students helped to promote Claremont Stadium by delivering leaflets around the community and helping to build a float with Claremont Stadium for the Navan St. Patrick’s Day parade.
To showcase their efforts, the team created a Facebook page, delivered presentations and created posters. They were also the subject of a half page spread in the Meath Chronicle, who interviewed the team about their work.The group aims to continue their good work, and are hugely proud of the difference they are making to their community. Through their dedication and hard work, Navan has come to realise that “All teens aren’t mean” making them very worthy recipients of the “Challenge, Making Our World a Better Place for Young People” award.
YSI Award Winner
YSI Challenge Title Holder