Young Social Innovators 2011

Young Social Innovators of the Year 2011

“Divert Your Stride from Suicide” Mount Mercy College, Co Cork









This year 45 CEIST schools participated in Young Social Innovators. Twenty one of the final sixty projects selected at the Regional Speakouts for this year’s YSI Showcase, which took place in Citywest on Wednesday 11th May, were projects undertaken by CEIST schools.

The Young Social Innovators of the year for 2011 are the students from Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Cork with their Project “Divert Your Stride from Suicide”.

Six of the nine category awards were won by CEIST schools; and all four of the 'Additional Awards' were also won by CEIST schools

Other CEIST winners in their categories:

Making our Country More Inclusive & Poverty Free
Winner: “Actions Speak Louder than Words”, Our Lady’s College, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Making our World One World
Winner: “Youth Alive, Alert, Enthusiastic” Presentation College, Co. Carlow.

Making our World Greener
Winner: “Let’s Get Greener”, Mercy College, Coolock, Co. Dublin.

Making our World Safer
Winner: “Smooth Cycling” Mercy Heights, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.

Making our World Healthier – Physical Health Award
Winner: “C the Bright Side”, Coláiste Muire, Ennis, Co. Clare.

Making our Community Better
Winner: “I Need You”, Presentation College, Tuam, Co. Galway.

Additional Awards

YSI Step Up Challenge (for projects continuing over more than one year)
Winner: ”Hope Square”, Presentation College, Tuam, Co. Galway.

YSI Fun-Raising Challenge
Winner: “C the Bright Side”, Coláiste Muire, Ennis, Co. Clare.

YSI Post-It (Poster) Challenge
Winner: “Homelessness”, Sacred Heart, Clonakility, Co. Cork.

YSI Using Technology to Change the World for Good Challenge
Winner: “W.O.O.F. – Welfare of Our Furry Friends”, St Anne’s Secondary School, Rosanne Rd, Co. Tipperary.

Congratulations to all the students who participated in YSI this year, and sincere thanks to all the teachers who have encouraged and supported them. Your involvement in projects which identify and work towards addressing issues of justice are a positive example of how the CEIST Charter is being lived out in our schools every day.

Finally we would like to send our congratulations to Sr Stanislaus Kennedy and to Rachel Collier and her team on the tenth birthday of YSI, and express our thanks for their dedication in encouraging so many young people to not only become aware of issues of justice, but to become passionate about addressing them and doing all that they can to make out world a better place.

Click here to view YSI website.

CEIST Schools Young Social Innovators 2011 Slideshow

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