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New Local Creative Youth Partnership (LCYP) for Cavan & Monaghan.

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 26/06/2023. New Local Creative Youth Partnership (LCYP) for Cavan & Monaghan.Tags: Parenting

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin TD and Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Roderic O’Gorman TD have today, 23 June, approved the establishment of a new Local Creative Youth Partnership (LCYP) to develop and provide a range of out-of-school creative activities for marginalised children and young people in Cavan and Monaghan.

The new partnership in Cavan and Monaghan – a commitment under the recently-launched cross-Government Creative Youth Plan 2023 – 2027 – brings to seven the total number of LCYPs in operation across the country, complementing and working with formal school settings and spanning arts, culture and creative activity offerings to children and young people. Activities undertaken to date by Local Creative Youth Partnerships have included workshops in art, film, photography, dance and more. LCYPs are pilot initiatives led by the Department of Education in partnership with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media (DTCAGSM) as part of the Creative Youth Plan.

Minister Foley said:

“The Local Creative Youth Partnerships have been very successful in providing new and innovative creative opportunities for children and young people outside of school, such as the various art workshops undertaken by young people. The unique local partnership approach involved facilitates identifying the different needs of all those being supported, to help ensure the best possible outcomes. I would like to congratulate and welcome Cavan and Monaghan into the LCYP and I look forward to hearing about the innovative, creative and imaginative projects that will emerge from the region.”

Minister Martin said:

“The recently launched new Creative Youth Plan aims to bring an even greater focus on equity, diversity and inclusion over the next five years. The six existing Local Creative Youth Partnerships have made a significant impact in building community partnerships to reach children and young people that are seldom heard, providing them with access to creative and cultural engagement. I am therefore delighted to support an expansion of this initiative and its potential to reach even more children and young people across Cavan and Monaghan.”

Minister O’Gorman said:

"I am delighted to support the establishment of a new LCYP in Cavan and Monaghan. As with all programmes across the Creative Youth Plan, input from the children and young people is central to the decisions taken about the activities offered. My department, through Hub na nÓg, will continue to provide training, support and advice to ensure all young voices are heard and that any barriers to children and young people being heard are overcome.”


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