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Speak Out Highlights 2018


Speak Out Highlights 2018

Young Social Innovators took to the road in March 2018 to hear 7,000+ teenagers Speak Out at the largest gathering of social innovators in Ireland.

The 2018 YSI Speak Out Tour visited 8 counties throughout February and March. Supported by Ulster Bank, it is part of the Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards which challenge young people to think differently and come up with ways to tackle social issues affecting them and their communities.

Across the country, 7,000 students, making up a total of almost 400 teams, are participating in the YSI programme. Of these teams, 30 will be shortlisted to compete for the national title of Young Social Innovators of the Year on the 8th of May 2018 in the Croke Park, Dublin.

Social innovations address human need such as homelessness, poverty, exclusion, racism and immigration – issues high on the social and political agenda in Ireland and across the world today. The Speak Out Tour gives these young people the opportunity to advocate around such issues and demonstrate how they are coming up with responses and solutions to real life issues.

The format of the event is a two minute presentation by teams on stage to an audience of their peers, invited guests and a YSI Panel. 

Click on the County graphics below to see photos from that Speak Out: