Cuala will host the return of the Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative for Dublin South in September for 15-18 year years of age who are interested in developing their leadership skills and willing to commit to 20 evenings of workshops over the academic year.
Participants who successfully complete the 3 modules including a 20 hour voluntary community project will gain a Level 6 Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action.
Applications (which are open to all GAA clubs) should be made via https://www.gaa.ie/news/
A group of around 16 transition years mainly from Cuala took part in the course. We met on most Friday evenings in Scoil Lorcain during the year.
One of the highlights was when we all had to make a presentation to a room full of guests in McKee barracks in Rathmines. We were all really nervous about doing this but it was a personal challenge which we all took on,overcame and felt better about ourselves afterwards.
At the end of May we each had to submit a project based on what he had done over the year.
These projects were graded and thankfully I managed to get a reasonable grade and I was able to graduate in Galway in October.
The DEYLI was a great experience for me . It helped me develop as a person in a fun and challenging way. I have great memories of the DEYLI and made great friendships through it.
Give it a go!