Nineteen young people travelled to the GanawayActivity Centre in Millisle recently, where they put their leadership andthinking skills to the test through workshops.
They also tested their nerves on thechallenging climbing wall.
Chair of RYANI Jackie Patton commented: “AtRYANI we are delighted to be running this initiative in partnership with theNorthern Ireland Youth Forum.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for our youngpeople to develop as leaders and young ambassadors within the club setting andtheir community, giving them skills for life.”
The RYANI Youth Forum group, which isbeing piloted for one year, has been formed as part of an initiative to empoweryoung people, encouraging them to participate actively in society.
It is the first time that the initiative hasbeen set up within the RYA regions.
The group is also being given the chance toimprove their own lives by highlighting their needs and interests, as wellputting forward their views to the governing body.