Skip to main content
Debaters from Bandon Grammer School stand against a purple wallDebaters from Bandon Grammer School stand against a purple wallDebaters from Bandon Grammer School stand against a purple wall

Youth Hub

Youth Hub

Resources and information for young people under the age of 18 to get involved with the work of Concern, develop skills to be active global citizens or to find out more about the world we live in. 

Youth Newsletter

Sign up to our Student Newsletter to keep up to date with the work of Concen, the Concern Debates and other ways to get involved and become an active global citizen! Please note that an online signature from a parent/guardian is required. Please note, this is for young people between the ages of 13-18. 

Taking Action

A chart with 6 circles showing different way young people can take action
Top tips for taking action

Work Experience: TY Academy

TY Academy is a week-long work experience programme for TY-6th year students who are interested in learning about the context of the communities that we work with overseas, as well as how Concern work with and support communities to respond to challenges they face. 

You will explore the root causes of problems such as conflict, climate change and poverty, as well as learning more about how they impact on peoples lives. As part of this, you will hear from Concern staff about how we work with communities to both respond to these challenges, develop long term solutions, as well as how Concern advocate for long term sustainable change through working with governments and institutions such as the UN. 

Over the week, you will work on a project using the knowledge they have gained and present this to staff at the end of the week. 

We will be running TY Academy in person in our Dublin office on the following weeks:

  • 6th November - 10th November 2023  [FULL]
  • 29th January - 2nd February 2024  [FULL]
  • 26th February - 1st March 2024  [FULL]
  • 22nd April - 26th April 2024  [FULL]


To apply, please download and complete the application form below and return it to 

Students working on a project at a TY Academy event
Students at TY Academy 2022. Photo Active Citizenship


The Concern Debates programme runs in over 150 schools across the island of Ireland. Debating is a great way to develop important skills such as researching, public speaking, communication, active listening and team work - all vital skills needed for global citizens!

Ask your teacher if your school is involved.  Check out our student section here, which has details on how to structure your speech, tips on all the motions and podcasts from Concern staff!

Two students at TY Academy stand in front of a Concern Worldwide sign
Students at TY Academy 2022. Photo Active Citizenship

Contact us

If yu have a question for us in Concern or are you doing reseach for a school project email Please cc in a parent/guardian or teacher in your email – we can only respond to under 18’s with an adult cc’d in!