Create the great in you: Where we’re coming from, where we’re going.
We are a newly established organisation, building a team to combat the societal disadvantages that restrict youths from reaching there potential.
Our team consists of a diversity of people who bring with them their specific skills, accreditation’s and life experiences. We are constantly collaborating and utilizing these combined skill sets to deliver the best mentors, equipped to facilitate positive change in the lives of the young mentees/apprentices.
Create the great in you is a social enterprise that
mentors young men to work through the tough times
and create better days ahead.
At create the great in you we aim to:
Provide a platform for males to share their stories and find mutual inspiration in their common struggles.
Support males in their lives at a time when traditional roles are disappearing and newer ones are still in evolution.
Upskill males with the resilience to stay strong in the face of whatever life and the world throws at them.
Help raise awareness of the challenges faced by males in engaging with and contributing to society.
We are delighted and honoured that the following individuals have provided their endorsement and support to the vision, mission, values and projects of create the great in you:
Professor Tom Collins
Professor Collins has a distinguished record in further education. He is president emeritus, Maynooth University and former president, Royal College of Surgeons, Bahrain.
President Denis Cummins
Denis has served as President of Dundalk Institute of Technology since 2007. He is also Chairman of Drogheda Civic Trust and a board member of the Institutes of Technology, Ireland and HEAnet.
Formerly Governor of Mountjoy Prison, John is an outspoken advocate for social justice. He is a sought-after speaker on a range of issues impacting young men in particular.
Dr Kevin Howard
A Lecturer in Politics and Sociology at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), Dr Howard pioneered the development of and also presents the Men and Masculinity series.
Dr Bernadette Brereton
Dr Brereton lectures at DkIT and is also an executive member of the All Ireland Society for Higher Education.
Dr Deirdre Mac Ardle
Dr Mac Ardle lectures at DkIT’s Department of Business Studies.
Dr. Paddy Greer
With a background in the education sector, Dr. Greer is now a psychotherapist at Dublin’s Goldsmith Clinic.