Planet Youth Ireland Webinar

This short webinar is about the remarkable Fristund Leisurecard scheme in use in Iceland.  Every child from 6 -18 years old receives an annual €400 voucher to put towards supervised hobbies or sports, all administered through a centralised website.  This scheme has been a key component in the success of the Planet Youth primary prevention programme and is credited with improved health, wellbeing and life outcomes for a whole generation of young people.

The speakers, from Reykjavik, will explain how the scheme was set up, how it works, and describe some of the key outcomes.  We also want to start the conversation about developing something like this for our communities and children here in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

Everyone is welcome, this seminar should be of interest to all parents who want increased access to extracurricular activities for their children.  Those involved in sports, drama, music, the arts, youth clubs or other coaching and youth leadership roles will find it particularly interesting.

You will need to register to attend. Anyone who registers in advance will receive a link and can enter the live room at any time, even after the event starts.

Thursday, November 19th 2020