In the next 5 years our goal is to measurably reduce the number of children leaving Primary School and the number leaving Secondary School without qualifications.
The problem our funding addresses
According to the 2016 Census,
Lack of education or poor performance in school is a prison door that slams shut all the key pathways to a positive future.
Some 4,500 young people stop attending school before completion of their Junior Certificate. More boys drop out than girls. But it’s areas of disadvantage that suffer most from lack of school retention and completion. It’s a priority area that the Irish Youth Foundation is determined to address.
The solution our funding provides
The Irish Youth Foundation only supports proven and evidence-based programmes.
Our funding will: