Foróige is the leading youth organization in Ireland and has been working with young people since 1952. Their purpose is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their development and in the development of society.
Foróige in New York is based on the Irish framework and aims to create a similar safe space and opportunity for young people to interact with their peers, make new and meaningful memories in their area!
We currently have 2 branches of Foróige in New York – Rockland and Yonkers. This year, we have close to 100 members between the two clubs, and we hope to grow and develop our program more each year!
Foróige works with over 50,000 young people aged 12-18 each year through volunteer-led Clubs and staff-led Youth Projects. Foróige currently operates in 26 counties in Ireland, with more than 600 Foróige Clubs.
Foróige believes in interdependence and that “no person is an island”. We all need other people and can help each other. By combining our unique talents and working together as a team, we can achieve more together than on our own.
Foróige Youth Clubs are clubs which support teenagers to reach their potential. Young people run the club themselves in co-operation with adult volunteer leaders. Junior Clubs usually meet weekly for 1 hour and Senior Clubs usually meet weekly for about 1.5 to 2 hours. In our club, we hope to run both clubs weekly for 1 hour 15 minutes, depending on numbers, interest and availability.