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TOYP Cork Awards

Author: jcicork

The time has come to recognise the outstanding achievements of Cork’s youth. JCI Cork will be awarding the 2015 Honourees of the JCI “The Outstanding Young Persons” (TOYP) Program.

“The JCI Cork TOYP Awards program aims to recognise the achievements of young people between 18-40 in categories ranging from business accomplishments and humanitarian efforts to outstanding leadership, medical and cultural achievements” said Mary-Kate Portley President of JCI Cork “We have no doubt that Cork will be well-represented at this inspirational program that honours young people who excel in their field. We know our exceptional youth can act as role models for other young people around the world.”

The TOYP Program is a worldwide program, and there are TOYP awardings happenning in several counties across Ireland this month in advance of the overall National Awards taking place in Galway in May. By recognising these young people, JCI encourages them and others to seek excellence in their fields and serve others in their communities. It’s just one way that JCI contributes to preparing better leaders, who will create better societies.

JCI has been the starting point for many global leaders including President John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Howard Hughes and Kofi Annan to name but a few. The TOYP Award Program has included such past winners as Jackie Chan and Condelezza Rice when they were in their 20’s and 30’s, before they achieved National and global recognition for their work.

Local winners will be entered into the National JCI TOYP Program who will go on to represent Ireland at the European level in Istanbul, Turkey this June. International honourees will the represent Europe in Kanazawa, Japan at the JCI World Congress where their accomplishments will be featured at a globally recognised Awards Ceremony.

The judges for the local level of the event include Kevin Cullinane, a former JCI World President and currently the Head of Communications for Cork Airport; Sandra Murphy, Proprioter of the Rising Tide Restaurant and a fromer TV3 “The Apprentice” Candidate; and Barabra-Anne Richardson, Director of Membership Development and Services at Cork Chamber of Commerce.

As a non-profit and completely voluntary organisation, JCI Cork is delighted to have the kind support of AIB on the South Mall who are hosting and sponsoring the event. The local Cork level of awarding will take place on April 23rd 2015 at AIB South Mall at 6pm. This event is free of charge and open to the public, please ensure to register online via Eventbrite.

JCI is a worldwide community of young active citizens’ aged 18-40 who are dedicated to creating the positive change they wish to see in themselves and the world. There are nearly 200,000 members active in 115 countries around the globe. 


"The organisation has opened so many doors for me, on both a professional and personal level. It is heartwarming to be involved with a group of young people who take charge of change and make the Cork ..."

Mary-Kate Portley, JCI Cork President, 2015

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