360 students in Cork are set to begin developing their leadership skills with an innovative programme that aims to help students become better leaders.
Throughout Ireland, 64 schools have signed up to participate in LIFT’s leadership development programme this term, with more than 3,500 transition year students to train as LIFT facilitators who will roll out the programme within their schools.
LIFT Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation that works to build positive leadership skills in communities across Ireland and will see five schools across Cork take part in the programme this term.
According to LIFT, students who take part in the eight-week programme improve their listening and become more confident, empathetic, understanding and positive and teaches them how to cope with and overcome challenges.
Commenting on the announcement, CEO of LIFT Ireland Joanne Hession said:“Our young people in Cork and across Ireland are returning to school in the face of uncertainty in almost every aspect of their lives. But, throughout the Covid-19 crisis, we have seen great leadership demonstrated by young people in so many ways.
“To deal effectively and inclusively with the ongoing pandemic and ensure a positive future for our country more generally, we need the voices, perspectives and contributions of our young people. The LIFT Leadership programme supports all participants, be they students or corporate CEOs, to become better leaders in their homes, social groups, communities, school or work environments.”