Celebrating the qualities of young people
Graeme recently visited Kirriemuir Youth Project to discuss challenges that today’s youth can face.
Kirriemuir Youth Project is a local organisation that supports the needs of young people in Kirriemuir. They have recently had great success in their summer project and will be formally opening the youth project in the coming weeks.
International Youth Day is held in August of each year and is an initiative that celebrates the qualities of young people and that recognises the challenges that today’s youth can face. International Youth Day began in 2000 and was organised by the United Nations to celebrate the contribution that young people make in education, employment, conflict resolution and social justice to name a few.
Kirriemuir Youth Project has found that there is a large need for support for 11-15-year-olds. They are looking to expand the capacity and cater for specific age groups on different evening.
Graeme visited Kirrie Youth Project, where he spoke with Ian Whyte and volunteer Dawn about how we can better support young people.
I enjoyed visiting Ian Whyte and volunteer Dawn at Kirriemuir Youth Project to discuss International Youth Day. It was great to hear of the success of their summer project. Youth clubs provide healthy, positive activities for young people, increasing their health, wellbeing, aspirations and engagement levels. It is vital that this generation does not suffer long term disadvantage as a result of the pandemic – ensuring they get into work, education or training is key to that and look forward to seeing the initiative grow.