THE Limerick Local Heroes group are to this week host a meeting of disparate youth groups in Limerick with the intention of fostering links between them.
The new initiative is designed to connect already established youth groups and encourage them to create a platform for them to interact with one another.
A meeting of the groups - specifically those in second level education - will take place this Wednesday at 6pm in the group’s hub in Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre and feature a number of guest speakers, including Rhebogue man Mark Quinn, who climbed Mount Everest.
“The aim is to create a unifying body that will communicate between all of the different youth groups,” explained Nigel Dugdale of the local heroes.
“We will facilitate the establishment of an overarching youth body that will act as a mediator between the various groups and then work in association with them.
“Limerick city does not cater for this age group. We can offer them a very real and credible platform for them to voice their ideas and opinions in order to get the kind of city they want,” added Dugdale.
Limerick Local Heroes were established in January. It is an RTÉ-supported initiative focused on dealing with unemployment through local, citizen-led programmes.