Speak Out Tour 2024

Speak Out Tour 2024
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Speaking Out: What You Need to Know

Young people speaking out with placards
YSI team from the Donahies Community School at the Dublin City Speak Out

We're looking forward to welcoming all of our YSI teams to the Speak Out Tour in March 2024 and have allocated projects to an event in their region. YSI Guides supporting teams in the Social Innovation Action Programme Senior will see their team's Speak Out event invite when they log into their Educator Dashboard from December 2023. All teams are asked to confirm their attendance no later than Wednesday January 24th 2024.

Just click on the link and let us know if can make the event, how many young people will be attending, and if you have any special requirements in relation to access etc. If you can't make the event you've been allocated, simply contact us and we'll do our best to accomodate you at an alternative venue.

Things to Remember

Key messages to convey in your Speak Out:

Preparing Your Speak Out Presentaton

How you present your project and the key messages you need to incorporate is up to you! Your presentation can be as creative as you like and can include music, dance, poetry, mime, drama, visuals etc The only thing you cannot use is powerpoint or film.

Speaking out is about advoccacy - about convincing people that the social issue you are addressing is important and sharing your creative idea as a potential way of bringing about change.

Check out the example below by YSI Team 'Mind Your Mind' from Largy College in Clones who were speaking out about mental health. It might provide some creative inspiration! There are many ways of presenting a YSI Speak Out however and how you choose to do it is up to you!

YSI team 'Mend a Mind' speakout about mental health

YSI Guides, don't forget there are dedicated resources for helping you team prepare when you Log in to Part 4, Session 3: 'Speak Out & Advocate' on the Educator Dashboard.

Help to prepare

Login to Part 4, Session 3: Speak Out & Advocate on the Educator Dashboard