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What is Kerry LYCP?

Kerry Local Creative Youth Partnership is being established under a pilot initiative to support and enhance creativity in young people in 2019. Kerry LCYP is a collaboration between creative practitioners, cultural organisations & resources, Kerry Education and Training Board, Kerry County Council, Kerry Education Centre, Kerry County Childcare Committee, Schools (Primary and Post Primary), Youth Officers, Youth service providers and family resource centres. The objective is to provide out of school creative activities for children and young people that complement and work with formal school settings in a non-mainstream manner.

All workshops, activities, programmes and events are planned, designed and guided by young people to support youth creativity, creative experiences and creative skills at local level. Kerry LCYP prioritises work with young people who may be vulnerable or marginalised by geography, location or circumstance. Priority areas in 2019 and 2020 include Tralee, Listowel, Cahirciveen and the Iveragh Peninsula. Kerry LCYP is part of Creative Youth, an initiative of the all-of-Government Creative Ireland Programme to enable the creative potential of every child and young person.

Each project, programme or event focusses on the use of imagination to create something new that has a value to the young people who design and participate in the work. Past programme include.

A core value of Kerry LCYP is inclusivity, embracing diversity and engaging hard-to-reach children and young people. Working in close partnership with local youth service providers and cultural stakeholders, Kerry LCYP follows a child-led methodology in designing and delivering its programme, responding to young people and children’s expressed needs through dialogue and consultation in line with Hub na nÓg, the Department of Children and Youth Affair’s youth participation unit.

The work is supported by a Local Creative Youth Co-Ordinator.

For more information, please contact:

Deirdre Enright, Creative Youth Co-Ordinator – Kerry ETB

Tel: 066 7193900 or 085 8734946

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