Born and raised in Charleville, Co. Cork, Karol Quinn has joined Gaisce – The President’s Award as Learning and Evaluation Programme Manager.
Karol, who is based in Maynooth with his young family, joins Gaisce from his role as Education Area Development Manager with Young Social Innovators. Prior to joining YSI, Karol spent almost 15 years with Scouting Ireland in various roles, most recently as Programmes Services Manager.
He is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in History, Philosophy and French and Master of Social Science, Community and Youth Work. He also holds a Diploma in Business Studies and Human Resource Management from the National College of Ireland, a specialist certificate in Youth Health Promotion from the National University of Galway and a certificate in Equality Studies from Maynooth.
Karol is extremely passionate about youth work and is a highly regarded volunteer with several youth focused organisations in Maynooth and the greater Dublin area.
Speaking about his appointment, Karol said: “I’m really excited to begin working for Gaisce – The President’s Award. There is a fantastic team in Gaisce and I only hope that I can live up to the high standards set by the team in empowering young people towards them realising their full potential through our network of PALs.”