Youth Highland has supported young people in the Highlands for over 30 years. Our team is confident and experienced in using youth work methods to engage with and support young people.
We uphold the values of the UNCRC and believe that every young person has the right to be included, participate and to meet their full potential.
We promote the principles of youth work:
1. The work starts where the young person is;
2. Youth worker and young person learn together as equals;
3. Voluntary participation by young person.
Youth Highland delivers a range of projects which assist young people to gain new skills and experiences. It is important that young people are recognised in their achievements and we celebrate this through national awards, saltire and youth achievement and locally through the Lord Lieutenants and HTSI awards.
Many of our projects are designed and delivered by young people. Our team are proud to support young leaders to develop youth-led projects to make a positive difference within their communities.
We work with a team of peer educators who develop accessible issue-based sessions that they deliver to other young people. We also support young people to explore their plans for the future through employability and social enterprise projects.
Youth Highland supports a network of voluntary and third sector youth groups and organisations across the region. Our network includes specialist organisations who deliver programmes to some of the most vulnerable young people in the area and support a range of needs.
We offer free PVG checks and club health checks to ensure community-based youth clubs are safe places to meet. Child protection and first aid training ensures that staff can react in a crisis.
Our youth work training programme includes professional qualifications to ensure good practice in youth work in the Highlands.
We are committed to supporting young people and youth workers to ensure best outcomes for Highland young people.
To find out more about Youth Highland, our projects or the Voluntary Youth Network, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01349 865186.
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