KDYS xhale video competition
2 KDYS programmes have entered the X-HALE Youth Awards video competition, The X-HALE Youth Awards is an initiative of the Irish Cancer Society which aims to prevent young people from starting to smoke and to remain smoke-free.
Young people involved in both Transforum Alley and Springboard have created youtube videos that have been entered into the competition.
The competition is based in “most views” on you tube so please get viewing and pass the videos along to as many friends and family members as possible.
I’m sure you’ll agree that the videos are very well made, clever and convey really important messages so congratulations to all involved.
Closing date for the completion is 12th of June so please view and share as much as possible until then.
Click here for Transforum Alley
Click here for Spring board
A word of warning the spring board video includes a short clip showcasing lung function so if your queasy by nature be prepared
Youth Day 2013
Sunday the 21st of April saw over 1,300 young people coming together to celebrate KDYS youth clubs and youth projects. The Day started at 12pm and saw over 20 buses arrive at the INEC Killarney from all corners of the Kerry Diocese.
The day which went on till 5pm was packed full of activities for young people including boot camps, inflatables, battle of the bands, martial arts, Social gamer game room, creative art space, Rap showcases and a disco to name a few. The central theme of the event was the promotion of positive mental health with a number of organisations like Inspire Ireland and See change coming on board to spread tips and pointers on positive mental health.
Tim O Donoghue CEO of the KDYS said Youth Day has been running for 32 years and it is a major event for our charity. Youth Day connects young people from all over the County in a day that celebrates youth in a creative and fun way. It is a permanent fixture on our calendar and generations of Kerry people have wonderful memories of their own time at Youth Day down through the years. The KDYS was founded in 1971 to support young people, youth clubs and volunteers and Youth day brings them all together is a spirit of inclusion and positivity.
The day could not happen without the support of all the KDYS volunteers, Youth Club leaders and parents who work very hard to ensure that the 1300 young people have an unforgettable day. The KDYS also wish to thank the INEC team, the order of Malta and a number of businesses who provided support on the day including Lee Strand, Eircom and number of local KDYS suppliers.
To understand how you can get involved as a volunteer with the KDYS or donate to the Charity you can visit www.kdys.ie