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young Horizons

Cause Description

Based on a fundamental belief that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential, young Horizons is a youth charity that aims to connect children from disadvantaged areas with positive role models to inspire them to dream bigger, reach further when it comes to realising their full potential.
Through mentoring and site visits, yH aims to create a positive link between schoolwork and potential employment opportunities. yH connects schools with companies and individuals who give a tour of their business and share their own career journeys to empower young people with the passion and motivation to stay at school and pursue a career afterwards.


Studies show only a minority of students go on to third level in disadvantaged areas, for example only 22% in Coolock, 39% in Ballyfermot, and 43% in Finglas compared to 94% in Terenure and 90% in Dundrum.

Further studies in Ireland have shown that 80% of incarcerated persons across Ireland never completed the Leaving Certificate, most of whom are from the most-deprived areas of the country as a 2007 report shows that these areas had 145 prisoners per 10,000 people compared to least-deprived at 6 prisoners per 10,000 people.

These studies demonstrate the need for the yH programme in these disadvantaged areas of Dublin to prevent the possible detrimental effects of dropping out of secondary school.


All children deserve equality of opportunity and support to reach their full potential. Now in its fifth year, yH has already introduced over 1,000 kids from Ballymun and Dublin's inner city to a range of career paths they never knew were so within reach.

Where Your Money Goes

Provision of site visits, organisation and communication. 

Cause Registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 20839

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Contact Details

Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7, Dublin, IRELAND