Students from Beech Hill College, Monaghan, and Largy College, Clones, secured a total of €900 in funding to advance their innovative ideas to bring about positive change in their communities.
The teenagers, who are taking part in the 'Young Social Innovators', pitched their ideas to a Dragons' Den Panel including representatives from The Community Foundation for Ireland, Virgin Media and Young Social Innovators for access to a Social Impact Fund dedicated to advancing teenagers' ideas for social good.
Rebecca Livingstone, is a student at Beech College, and is part of the LGB Teens team who are aiming to make LGBTQ+ youths feel seen and safe.
Rebecca says her team have created a podcast series and have further plans to produce a play to raise awareness.
The Monaghan student also plans to produce a children's book that explores the idea of being the perfect ally to the LGBTQ+ community.
She hopes this will help reduce the stigma and promote early awareness and education in schools.