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Written by Heather Barry and posted in opinion


This is an opinion of a young person and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of SpunOut.ie. It is one person's experience and may be different for you. If you'd like to write something for SpunOut.ie please contact editor@spunout.ie.


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SpunOut.ie has recently teamed up with Young Social Innovators to highlight the amazing work of YSI’s participants in tackling social issues across Ireland.

In March a number of SpunOut.ie volunteer reporters and a staff member attended the YSI Speak Out Tours across Ireland to showcase the work of the YSI teams.

  • See Ellen’s report here
  • See Sarah’s report here
  • See Rebekah’s reports here and here

About Young Social Innovators

YSI’s aim is “to fire young people’s passion to change the world for good”. YSI looks to develop “young social innovators and entrepreneurs. Every day we harness the energy, passion and insight of young people to tackle real life issues affecting them and their communities by giving opportunities and skills to innovate for good.”

YSI Awards

The YSI Awards is taking place in Croke Park Convention Centre, Dublin on Tuesday 8th May. It’s set to be a fantastic event and will include “The Pitch Rooms” where the finalists present their projects, the “Zones of Activity” with activities around mindfulness, social innovation and STEM etc, “The Studio” where a panel of young people will talk about a variety of issues that impact their day to day lives, and the Awards themselves.

Upcoming reporter opportunities

SpunOut.ie is looking for volunteer youth reporters to attend the YSI Awards. At this event you’ll be able to develop your reporter skills by interviewing some of the YSI teams and YSI staff, watching/participating in the panel discussion and taking part in some of the activities. Following the day, you’ll send back an article or video that will be posted on SpunOut.ie.

SpunOut.ie reporter

  • Youth reporters should be aged between 16-25
  • No experience required - we'll help you prepare for the day and support you in writing your article or creating a video
  • The event is on during the week in Dublin so you need to make sure you are available that days and can get to and from the events 

What next? 

If you're interested in reporting from these events, get in touch with heather@spunout.ie.  

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Published April 11th, 2018
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