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Junior Social Innovation Action Programme

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Junior Social Innovation Action Programme


Claim your FREE school place on YSI's Junior Social Innovation Action Programme now!


or Call 01-6458030 OR email 
Quote promo code 'DEIS2019' before February 8th 2019

Please note that places are limited and terms and conditions apply. 

Young Social Innovators has been awarded special funding for up to 20 designated DEIS schools to receive a FREE place on our Junior Social Innovation Action Programme 2018/19! We have a limited number of places available (15-20 schools maximum) for this free offering, which is available for implementation from January – May 2019. 

Highlighted by the NCCA as an important Wellbeing resource, the programme is ideal for allocation to a teacher of CSPE, RE, SPHE, as an offering for Home School Liaison and Guidance Counsellors, or as a standalone module. First, second and third-year students are all eligible and teachers have access to easy-to-use online resources, ready-made lesson plans and dedicated YSI support. Please note that participation in this programme offering must take place in January – May 2019.


Call 01-6458030 OR email to find out more

Quote promo code 'DEIS2019'


Not a designated DEIS school but still interested in the programme? Find out more below: 


About the Junior Social Innovation Action Programme

Age group: 12-15 years 
Duration: 20 hours 
ROI: 1st, 2nd, 3rd year
NI: Junior Wellbeing, CSPE, SPHE, RE, Career Guidance
Cost: €5 per student (DEIS schools should inquire about possible bursary)

This programme brings youth-led, team-based innovation learning to Junior Cycle students and allows participants to explore social issues and understand social innovation as a way of addressing challenges we face today.  

Young people will discover and understand their own capacity for effecting change and they will be encouraged to use their creativity and insights to take action on an issue they care about.

The NCCA’s Junior Cycle Wellbeing Programme began in 2017 with 300 hours of timetabled learning in Wellbeing over the three years of Junior Cycle. This will build up to 400 hours for each student by 2020 as the new Junior Cycle builds within schools. 

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Caitriona Cunningham, Teacher
"An exciting programme from YSI for Junior Cycle which is engaging and fun for students and a good way to develop innovative skills early on"
Caitriona Cunningham, Teacher