The youth programmes are opened to young people from migrant backgrounds, including young people from direct provision centres around Cork city and county. The activities target capacity building, self-esteem and confidence.
Weekly grinds on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The subjects include Junior Cert and Leaving Cert Maths and Irish and Leaving Cert Biology, to asylum seeking/refugee/migrant youth at the Cork Migrant Centre by volunteers from UCC and CIT.
Hip-hop and creative workshops
Pre-covid restrictions, this group met on a weekly basis at the CMC to engage in hip-hop and other forms of dance headed by Andrea Williams.
Creative Workshops [spoken word]
We run creative workshop headed by Raphael Olympio. The workshops aim to get young people thinking about the society around them while enhancing music and creative writing skills. They promote advocacy and activist through creative arts with specific aims at enhancing self-esteem and self-confidence.
Girls in Stem programme
This program is in collaboration with Teen-Turn Ireland. Through this program, our girls have been involved in national projects such as BT Young Scientist, Technology Innovation, Project squad and Technovation. Through Girls in Stem Program, they have engaged in summer work placements in Tech companies in Cork giving them an opportunity to imagine their future selves in similar work environments.
This program began during Covid via zoom in collaboration with University College Cork: Young people meet on Friday afternoons to engage in various skills and activities around theatre and drama. Aim to build confidence and explore means of expressions and activist.
In collaboration with the Crawford Art Gallery, young people under the age of 10 years old meet every Saturday via zoom with facilitators coming together to learn new techniques and creative skills. (Use the last video linked here if you can embed Crawford art classes with youth people :Follow Your Nose (into Drawing) – Crawford Art Gallery)
Project in collaboration with Cork Printmakers in Cork city. This projects include 8 young people training in a number of creative techniques over 3 a years period. The training involves, lino printing, screen printing, typography, etching etc. The collective was set up following on from the impact of the creative work of the Cork Migrant Centre Youth Initiative at Nano Nagle Place.
This is a self-organised approach to creative programming, ensuring youth talent is supported, nurtured and celebrated to have the greatest societal impact on the communities and groups we work with.
Yearly Summer Camp Creative Projects
CMC hosts yearly summer camps which include various creative activities and trips to the beach. To find more about these summer camps contact Fionnuala O’Connell – Youth Project Worker at firstname.lastname@example.org
CMC Youth Initiative Against Racism
The Cork Migrant Centre Youth Initiative Against Racist was formed in June 2020 in response to the murder of George Floyd in the United States, to raise awareness of the impact of systemic racism that exist around the world including in the Irish society.
Click this link to go to the CMC Youth Initiative Against Racism Website
Performing Arts (hip-hop)
który obejmuje 2 warsztaty dla 15–20 młodych osób ubiegających się o azyl / uchodźców / imigrantów (w wieku 13–16 lat) prowadzone przez Stevie G z dużym doświadczeniem w prowadzeniu warsztatów hip-hopowych dla wrażliwej ludności Cork. Asystuje mu instruktor-wolontariusz z klubu tanecznego UCC oraz Andrea Williams, profesjonalna instruktorka tańca, która prowadzi własny klub hip-hopowy w Cork.
Facylitatorom warsztatów we wszystkich trzech zajęciach pomagają wolontariusze z lokalnego stowarzyszenia STAR (Akcja Studencka na rzecz Uchodźców) University of College Cork (UCC).