Workshops

Soar creates and delivers early intervention-preventative, wellness workshops for young people aged 12 to 18 years from all backgrounds. Our workshops empower young people to thrive, believe in themselves and fulfil their true potential. Within a safe and supportive environment, they are given the opportunity to be themselves and explore any challenges that hold them back from doing so.
Our workshops run from 10am – 1pm and are available Tuesday to Friday. The workshop is broken into three sections with two short 10 minute breaks in between.

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Soar programs aim to support and inspire young people to experience one or more of the following outcomes:
• Increased emotional well-being
• Strengthened resilience
• Improved levels of self-confidence, awareness and self-belief
• Recognition of their own unique strengths
• An increased awareness of how to express their feelings
• Enhanced emotional and social skills
• A greater awareness of what other young people are going through
Our Child Protection Policy guides our approach in safeguarding young people. You can read more it here.


T.Y. Workshop

The transition year program is an early intervention wellness workshop for young adults to explore what it means to be themselves, build self- confidence and self-belief.

Soar believes that all young people have the potential for greatness. The T.Y. workshop is an environment where young people get to examine the social influences that shape how they behave, understand which ones serve them and which ones hold them back, and then choose which to incorporate into their lives. This is a space where young people get to exercise the muscles of emotional awareness by having honest conversations about what’s going on for them, practicing how to acknowledge greatness in one another and take ownership over their lives.

Stripped - Girl’s Workshop

Stripped is a program that strips back societal expectations, judgements and barriers and empowers young women to explore and acknowledge their own self-worth.

From listening to the young women, we have met through our Transition Year workshops we recognised the need for spaces where girls feel truly comfortable to use their voices, explore their identity and challenge the status quo of female stereotypes and societal expectations. Designed specifically for girls aged 15-18, in this experiential workshop we will utilise examples and references from popular culture as a catalyst for peer-to-peer discussion, exploration and individual action. Our aim is to create a space in which girls can explore themselves wholly and without judgement and develop the tools to improve self-confidence and emotional well-being.

Vice - Boy's Workshop

Vice is a 1-day experiential workshop in schools aimed at 15-17 year-old boys that dismantles the stereotypes that can force men to live unhealthy lives.

It starts conversation so that each boy can rewrite the rules on what it means to be a man.

This leads to the building of healthy traits that strengthen resilience, keeping more men alive and thriving, today and tomorrow. We believe if more men learn this skill, male mental health will change for the better and more teenage boys will become healthy, rounded men contributing to society, families and organisations in a positive way.

Junior Cycle Workshop

The junior cycle workshop is aimed towards younger teenagers to build awareness around the influence of others on the decision they make.

We create experiential workshops where they can build a strong sense of personal identity early in their school lives. To foster a strong culture of support and understanding of the experiences of others.


Quest Training

Quest is a year-long training program for people in their late teens, early 20s.

It exists to give people the opportunity to develop personally through a suite of bespoke workshops. The training is offered for free to participants with those who meet our criteria at the end moving forward to specialised training to learn how to facilitate groups.


Hustle Training

Hustle is a 6-month program that builds leadership skills, emotional and mental resilience and positive wellbeing in the next generation of Irish leaders.

Aimed at Irish teenagers aged 14-16, Hustle is a first for teenagers in Ireland. The aim of this program is to influence, inspire and ignite the next generation of Irish adults with the necessary character and personal skills to thrive as adults. This will be achieved by offering:
• 10-12 training sessions focussed on personal and leadership development
• 1 week-end away to develop their ability to work as part of a team
• 4 Coaching sessions on their individual development and goals


Hi-Jack

Hi-Jack is Soar’s TY works experience program where young people are given the opportunity to see behind the curtain of the organisation.

They get to review our work, understand the theories behind the workshops and every other aspect of Soar.


Parent/Guardian Workshop

Our workshops reveal the latent potential within every participant.

This is achieved by creating environments where key components of character development are practiced: such as:
Awareness, Connection, Purpose, Self-Sustainability, Nourishment, Relationships, Physicality and Resilience.

This workshop creates an opportunity for Parents/Guardians of teens to explore and examine these characteristics and understand how they play out in the lives of young people.

If you are interested in booking this workshop for your staff please contact Mark on mark@soar.ie