Last week we took time out from our usual Monday morning routine for a visit from the wonderful people from The Soar Foundation!
We are absolutely delighted to announce our support for this amazing organisation as our long term charity partner and excited to be a part of the Soar tribe!
What is soar?
Soar creates and delivers early intervention wellness workshops inside and outside of the school system for young people from all backgrounds between the ages of 12 and 18. In their own words,
“Our workshops empower young people to thrive, believe in themselves and fulfil their true potential. Within a safe and supportive environment, they are given the opportunity to be themselves and explore any challenges that hold them back from doing so. By empowering each young person to take ownership of their lives and exploring what is important to them, Soar is igniting a major shift in attitude amongst young people all around Ireland.”
Soar says, “We are experiencing turbulent times with great changes occurring to the fabric of society in Ireland. The impact of this situation on the youth of Ireland has been well documented. This shows itself in the increased levels of suicide, self-harm, anxiety and hopelessness. Soar believes that within all young people is an immense greatness that often lies beneath fear, self-doubt and a sense of disengagement from society. The youth of Ireland need our collective support to believe in themselves. Soar is 100% dedicated to playing our part in changing this story. We want our young people to be true to their hearts call, to live their best life possible.”
Why have we chosen soar as our charity partner?
We defy anyone to spend just a few minutes in the company of any of the Soar team and not want to support what they do! Their passion and enthusiasm is infectious. Personal wellbeing is also a central part of the Fenero ethos and you can read more about this here. We love the work that Soar are doing in helping young people to be more aware of their emotional wellness and how to be empowered to fulfil their true potential.
Above: Fergal and David with Soar’s Mark (Operations Manager) and Karl (Co-Founder)
Above: Sinead with Soar’s Karl (Co-Founder)
Soar recently reached a major milestone in their work. Since beginning in 2012, they have reached 10,000 young people. Congratulations Soar! We are looking forward to supporting Soar over the next few years in their efforts to reach many more.