“A rising tide lifts all boats…”
John F. Kennedy
‘Our goal is to support young people to achieve their full potential in education, employment and life’
What is The Rising Tide Project?
The Rising Tide Project is a pilot project based in Colaiste Eoin, Finglas, Dublin 11 and is essentially a unique holistic programme that has been running successfully in co-operation with the City of Dublin Education & Training Board and the school principal since 2015.
This incorporates a range of programmes that includes a scholarship programme and other life-enhancing programmes designed to help students achieve their full potential in education, employment and life.
The Rising Tide Project aims to foster and encourage every student’s untapped academic, sporting, entrepreneurial and creative talents. Ultimately, the aim of the Project is to increase progression rates to universities, colleges, apprenticeships and the workplace and to ensure that students graduate from secondary school with the relevant qualifications, self-belief and life skills to forge fulfilled lives within their communities and beyond.
Padraig Harrington, Irish Pro Golfer, inspiring our scholarship students
WHAT WE DO
This is a bespoke programme that is built around each one of our 53 scholarship students. Each year students are invited to apply to become a Rising Tide Scholar. Students are chosen because they have an interest, aptitude or talent in a specific area, including, but not limited to, academia. The scholarship offers students the opportunity to improve their skills, gain experience in their area of interest and engage with the key leaders in the field.
EI Discover Ireland Programme
Sponsored by Extreme Ireland, our discovery programme enables students to explore the beauty, history and geography of Ireland. Every month each class travels to an incredible destination that encompasses learning and outdoor activity in a unique trip.
Whole School Support
We provide a programme of activities that encourages our students to evolve to their full potential academically, personally and socially in an environment of mutual respect and dignity:
- Higher Options Conference
- CAO Support and Finance
- Business Bootcamp
- Sports Day Support
- Parents Programme
- Arts Project
- Christmas Lunch
- College Awareness Week Support
- Support with Transition Year work experience
- Support with English
- Urban Plan Ireland Workshop