Every year JCI Derry hold a number of fundraisers in aid of the President’s chosen charity partner. This year the chosen charity is Studio 2, a community arts organisation aiming to provide direct access to the arts within disadvantaged communities in the Greater Shantallow Area/Outer North Region of Derry.
The ethos of Ollie Green and his team at Studio2 emphasises the values of hard work, achievement, enjoyment of learning and service to our community through the arts. Their core values are:
- Community – ‘Art Reaching Communities’ – ‘Sense of Belonging’
- Create – ‘Bring to Being’
- Connect – ‘Inclusive, supporting and nurturing environment’
- Inspire – ‘Invigorate and enhance’
- Educate – ‘Learning Creative and Cultural Expression’
which align closely with the active citizenship mindset that JCI is built upon. Keep an eye out for various events throughout the year and make any contributions here