Derek Murphy

Derek Murphy

Youth cultivator, after schools & teen mentoring

derek@solasproject.ie  |  086.410.6219

A native of Dublin 8, Derek was a volunteer long before he joined the Solas Project team. He now oversees The Bridge, our transition After School Club, which supports 1st year students as they enter secondary school. He also co-leads Step Up, our teen mentoring programme. He is responsible for building relationships with each young person and their network, as well as facilitating their relationships with their mentors.

Derek feels privileged to give young people the chance to share their disappointments and develop their dreams. He cherishes the days of joy and laughter with the young people under his supervision.

Derek has a B.A. in Human Resource Management and a diploma in First Line Management. Outside of work, he enjoys cycling, building bikes, and working on major bike races. He and his wife Julie have three "full of beans" kids!