We are seeking 12 young people aged 15 -17 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning to take part.
We are also seeking 12 adult mentors who are interested in supporting LGBTI+ young people on their Gaisce journey through 1-to-1 mentoring.
Gaisce, with the support of the Social Innovation Fund Ireland, will deliver this pilot programme for LGBTI+ young people from in and around Dublin. Participants and Mentors will be asked to commit to the programme between February and July 2019. The programme will follow the structure of a Bronze Gaisce Award programme but with additional elements to support LGBTI+ youth including 1-to-1 mentoring, bi-monthly facilitated peer group meetings, an organised adventure journey during the summer holidays and an award ceremony in September 2019.
The programme will offer a safe space to twelve young people, and successful participants will gain a Bronze Award, or a Silver if they already have a bronze award. The programme will let young people demonstrate their individuality, explore ideas or issues relevant to them as an LGBTI+ group and most importantly have the opportunity to undertake their Gaisce Award journey with likeminded people. Each participant will be paired with a mentor.
The deadline for applications for both participants and mentors is 5pm on Friday the 25th of January 2019. Applications can be emailed to email@example.com or posted to LikeMinded, Ratra House, North Road, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, D08 YD62.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Current Gaisce PALs are also invited to apply to become mentors on this programme.
LikeMinded is supported by Social Innovation Fund Ireland