Young women in Glasgow lead the way
Last week 25 young women completed a Girls on the Move Dance Leadership course, thanks to a new partnership between Youth Scotland and A&M Training.
A&M Training specialises in working with vulnerable and at risk young people aged between 10 and 25, delivering diversionary activities in the form of dance and football across the north, west and south of Glasgow.
The 5 day course enabled the young women to develop skills in choreography and a variety of dance styles, as well as achieving the Sports Leaders UK Level 1 Award in Dance Leadership and Bronze Youth Achievement Awards. The young women even had a visit from ex-Scotland footballer Andy McLaren, who is the founder of A&M Training.
"This programme will not only provide dance activities but will also support young people to develop a range of life skills," said Andy.
"We aim to enable the young leaders to make positive choices about their health and well-being and take them on a journey towards volunteering, education, employment and training opportunities. We also hope it will provide the young people with positive role models that they can relate to."
Youth Scotland is continuing its successful partnership with A&M Training by working together with Sports Leaders UK and Street Games to run a Multi-Sports Festival for young people on the 9th August. Young people will take part in a range of taster sessions including boxing, football, basketball and dance. The young women who took part in the 5 day Girls on the Move course will be putting their new found leadership skills into practice by assisting with the dance sessions that will be delivered as part of the Multi-Sports Festival.
Find out how the Festival goes in future Youth Scotland e-news updates.