At EPIC, Empowering People in Care we recognise the value and impact of education for any child or young person. We are also very aware of the challenges or barriers young care leavers can face on their education journey.
This is why any funds raised by people who participate in the VHI Women's Mini Marathon with EPIC will be put towards our Education Support Fund.
This fund is a really important support mechanism that helps our young people with financial barriers that might result in them having to drop out of college or that stop them from being able to fully participate in or complete their course.
EPIC's Education Support Fund aims to remove some of these barriers and tackle the digital poverty that can impact a young person's progression.
- A course fee top-up that ensures a young person can progress onto their 2nd year of studies.
- A leap card to enable them to get to and from college each day.
- Or a laptop to complete assignments and dissertations.
A little help can go a long way in supporting a young person to continue their education or to fully participate and succeed in college. So this year, we invite you to run, jog, walk or wheel with EPIC staff and Youth Council members and help us grow our Education Support Fund.
The Marathon is taking place on Sunday 5th June at 2pm in Dublin.
Contact our Communications Manager Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Let the training begin!
“All I wanna do is go the distance.”
~ Rocky Balboa