Lauren is our YPI NI National Manager, responsible for the oversight, management and development of YPI across Northern Ireland. Previously she worked as a facilitator for YPI in Northern Ireland, and since setting up as their own charitable organisation she has taken the lead. Lauren draws on a varied professional background in social work, therapeutic work, research, the third sector and international development. She is passionate about making a difference, and giving young people creative skills to be successful.
I possess almost 20 years experience working with young people both in formal and informal educational settings throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Catherine has developed and implemented programmes relating to youth leadership, local and global citizenship, good relations and mental health programmes. She is committed to providing opportunities for young people to become empowered and become active citizens within their own communities.’