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A very exciting development for the Citizenship Programme and the thousands of young people who participate in the programme every year, is that, for the first time ever, the extraordinary work that young people undertake in the community as part of the permanent tsb Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards will hit your TV Screens this autumn.  

So prepare yourselves for drama, energy, positivity and an uplifting experience as TV3 dedicates two one-hour special programmes called ‘Ireland’s Top Teens’ to young people doing their bit for society. 

Who are they? What motivates them to make their community a better place to live? What difference has their efforts made to themselves and the people of their area? Join permanent tsb and Foróige to find out the answers and meet 10 groups of young people from around the country who have dared to make a difference where they live and who are prepared to stand up and be counted.  

These 10 groups put themselves forward for the TV experience and were chosen from over 50 groups across the country to represent young citizens of Ireland and to tell the viewing public their stories.

The Sideline Productions camera crew has been following 10 groups for the past five months to capture their citizenship projects in action. These 10 finalists will showcase their projects in front of a live audience at the national citizenship event in the Helix, DCU on Thursday 28th October. An overall winner will be chosen and announced on the night and we don’t envy the difficult task of the expert judging panel in making that final decision.

But before the young people take to the stage at the big gig at the Helix they must  go through a final interview to sell their project and convince the expert judging panel why they deserve to be crowned Ireland’s Top Teens.  

The anticipation is building. The support is mounting. Final preparations are underway.    

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