We are a little overwhelmed to announced that we completed 349 workshops this school year - that's 10,000 students who received a free workshop tackling LGBTQ+ bullying!
229 workshops took place with students in Ireland, 108 with students in Northern Ireland and 12 workshops were in schools with the teaching and administrative staff.
We've come a long way this year, delivering more workshops and reaching more people than ever!
Check out our workshop numbers over the years:
Number of school workshops
These were done nearly entirely by volunteers! 61 volunteers to be exact! We are always looking for more people to get involved so if you'd like to help out for this school year please get in touch.
Workshops in Northern Ireland look place in parntership with Cara-Friend who deliver ShoutOut workshops as part of their Safe Schools Programme.
We are currently reviewing the content of our student workshop to make sure it's as up to date and accurate as possible. The subcommittee reviewing the content consists of representatives from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex communities as well as two youth workers and a medical doctor!
Finally, a huge thank you to everyone who has supported ShoutOut over the past year! Support comes in many different shapes; businesses who book corporate workshops which fund the school workshops and kind individual donations from amazing folk and most importantly the volunteers who give up their time to give the workshops. Thank you, one million times, thank you!
(no, you're crying)