Young People Create Outdoor Hangout Spaces!

by Rachel Cunningham
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Young people from Ballyogan have been busy creating new outdoor hangout spaces for themselves and their friends over the summer months.

Despite being in the middle of a pandemic the group decided with Rosi Leonard, Youth Creative Engagement Worker, to create a positive, colourful structure that they and their friends could use to meet up when they couldn’t do so indoors.

They were involved in all aspects of the build project, from designing, cutting, assembly and even built some furniture for themselves! A hugely positive project with support from Space Forms, Crosscare Youth Development and Youth Justice Workers, Community Garda, and dlr County Council.

Youth hang out space created by young people from Cross Care Youth Services, Ballyogan, with artist Rosi Leonard.

An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Cllr Lettie McCarthy said: “This fantastic project is an excellent example of the positive outlook of our young people throughout the pandemic and their creativity; well done to all involved.”

PHOTO CAPTION – An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Lettie McCarthy, Director of Services Therese Langan, and County Librarian Catherine Gallagher from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council meeting young people Jemma Clarke and Simon Bolger from the White House Youth Centre, Crosscare Youth Services and the Community Garda Gavin Fleet in the youth space they created with artist Rosi Leonard.

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