What We’ve Been Up To for the Last Few Weeks

In February and March we Reached:

Teenagers: 998
Schools: 14

Our New Crew Began Running Parts of Our Workshops
After many months of training, learning and observing, our new crew began to step out of their comfort zones to take small parts of our workshops. Guided by our Senior Facilitator team the new crew have been putting all that they’ve learned so far into action in front of Transition Year groups. It has been amazing to watch them stand in front of teenagers and bring their own experience and style to the workshop. It’s an exciting new step for our whole team and we can’t wait for what’s next!

Soar had a Valentine’s Lunch Date with Davy
On Wednesday 14th of February, we were invited to speak at The Davy Private Clients Ladies Lunch and we were certainly feeling the Valentine’s love! The event was hosted by our incredible board member and Soar Champion Marah Curtin. Marah is wildly passionate about our girl’s program ‘Stripped’, and used the event as a way of raising awareness about the work we’re doing with young women. It was a powerful day where women inspired each other with their stories, passions and projects. We’re delighted we got to attend and tell them about how we are empowering girls all over Ireland.

Our Head of Wellbeing and Child Protection, Babs Leonard Celebrated 5 years with Soar
Babs first began working with Soar in a voluntary capacity 5 years ago this February before joining the team full time. Since then, she has brought undeniable strength and grounding to the organisation. Babs’ role involves being directly connected to the process with young people, from start to finish to ensure that every teenager is supported throughout their Soar experience. She also leads on wellbeing and selfcare for teenagers, schools and the whole Soar staff. We count ourselves unbelievably lucky to have Bab’s care, fun and love ingrained in all that we do in Soar.

Soar got Elevated
The Elevate Foundation is a not-for-profit initiative which aims to reach out and connect with young people in Clare, through inspirational workshops and wellbeing programs. In 2017, Soar partnered with Elevate to provide workshops to schools within Co. Clare. In March 2018 we ran our first workshop in Shannon which was funded by the Elevate program. The feedback was incredible and we hope to roll out more workshops with Elevate across Clare. Our CEO Tony also headed west to Doolin to run a workshop at Elevate Youth Fest, a day that saw 250 teenagers come together. He brought the energy, allowed young people to explore what they wanted out of life and they absolutely rocked it!