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The Youth Creative Engagement pilot project is aimed at working with targeted young people  in the Ballyogan area using the arts and/or creative media to develop and respond to their needs. The project started at the end of October and will continue until April 2021.

We are delighted to announce that Rosi Leonard will be the Youth Creative Engagement Worker working on this pilot project. Rosi is a creative worker and playworker from Dublin. She has a range of experience working with young people in playwork settings in the U.K. including Adventure Playgrounds, and domestic violence services. Most recently she co-produced Young DDR, a radio show for young people under 16 during the Covid-19 crisis including PUCA festival for Halloween on Dublin Digital Radio. She has a strong interest in youth empowerment and spatial justice and has just completed her Master's thesis on Outdoor Play and Learning Space for Young People in North East Inner City Dublin. She is delighted to take on the role of Youth Creative Engagement Worker and is looking forward to talking to services and young people around the area. 

To get in contact with Rosi please email her at:


This pilot is funded by the UBU Your Place Your Space Scheme a Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) – funded youth scheme with funding from the National Lottery.

The mission of UBU Your Place Your Space is to provide out-of-school supports to marginalised, disadvantaged or vulnerable young people (aged between 10 and 24) in their communities to enable them to overcome adverse circumstances and achieve their full potential. These supports must be provided in line with the values, goals, objectives and rules of the scheme and in response to the needs of young people as identified by the Education and Training Boards (ETBs). Young people aged 10-24 years who are described in the National Youth Strategy (NYS) as marginalised, disadvantaged or vulnerable are the primary target group for services available through this scheme