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Sandymount Young Social Innovators Speak Out on Fast Fashion

Sandymount Park Educate Together Secondary School TY students

Pictured are transition year students from Sandymount Park Educate Together Secondary School, who took part in the Young Social Innovators’ (YSI) Speak Out Tour, an initiative for 13-18 year olds in Post Primary Schools. YSI is a fun, creative and engaging experience through which young people get to co-create and implement solutions to real-world social issues, which was launched in the Mansion House.

The Sandymount Park teenagers were among 47 teams from secondary schools in Leinster, who spoke out on a host of topical issues, including homelessness, inclusion, gender equality, the “pink tax”, sustainability and fast fashion.

Maya McDonald, Zara Ilyas and Eva Sharkey from Sandymount Park school with their Flip Fast Fashion YSI project

The students from Sandymount Park presented their Flip Fast Fashion project before a panel of special guests from the technology, community and education sectors, local authorities and partner organisations.

The YSI Speak Out Tour is supported by Dublin City Council and Cork City Council. 

About Young Social Innovators

Young Social Innovators is a non-profit organisation that believes in the power of youth. Its vision is to empower, equip and inspire young people to change the world for good. Through its programmes, training and events, Young Social Innovators enables young people to grapple with difficult social issues, advocating reform and advancing change. Each year, circa 15,000 young people are supported to explore social issues that concern them and come up with a variety of responses to these. In this way, Young Social Innovators builds social capital and helps young people create a fairer and more caring Ireland. 

For more information about Young Social Innovators visit