Wild Geese Martial Arts founder and chief instructor, Paul Cox, has just been interviewed by http://www.spunout.ie/, supporting and empowering young people.
SpunOut.ie offers young people a platform for personal and social development leading them to increased all-round wellbeing in their own lives and in how they engage with society as citizens. . SpunOut.ie is youth-led in design, development and content, ensuring it reaches young people in a way that appeals to them. Using the pull factors of youth written magazine-style articles and a vibrant online forum for discussion and debate, SpunOut.ie provides a safe online space for young people to realise that they are not alone in the issues they face whilst growing up and, importantly, that they can make a positive change to their own wellbeing and to the world around them.
Since its launch in mid-2005, SpunOut.ie has received over 400,000 website visitors, directly involved 100s of young people in its development, reached millions through the media, and received awards and widespread praise from young people, parents, educators, youth workers and health professionals. This ongoing success is testimony to the demand that is out there, not only for ways of addressing our young people’s health needs, but also for the provision of innovative and meaningful platforms for catalysing social change. Only by taking new approaches to engaging and involving young people can their needs, and the needs of the wider society, be understood and met. SpunOut.ie is leading the way in this regard and signals a powerful opportunity that, with the right support, can only get better. See our blog for all the latest news on SpunOut.ie MAKING A DIFFERENCE! SpunOut.ie is developed and managed by the youth-led Community Creations charity, is endorsed by key youth, health and community bodies and receives funding from a range of public, private and philanthropic sources