Enthusiasm of the Edge

In March 2021, Youth Scotland brought four Edinburgh-based youth work organisations together to participate in an Action Learning Set (ALS). This event was titled ‘Enthusiasm of the Edge’, reflecting that many young people view themselves as being on the edge and the enthusiasm of youth workers to engage with these young people.

MYDG, Pilton Youth and Children’s Project (PYCP), Ferrywell Youth Project and Passion4Fusion are the four organisations that came together for an Action Learning Set event to discuss activities, opportunities and delivery formats of the youth workers to engage young people in the community, but also the challenges the youth groups face. The event was titled ‘Enthusiasm of the Edge’, reflecting that many young people view themselves as being on the edge and the enthusiasm of youth workers to engage with these young people.

All of the groups have long-standing relationships with Youth Scotland and our network, and they are involved in Youth Scotland's anti-sectarianism programme Stand Up

It’s being everything for that young person at that time, you’re the one they look to if they have a problem with anything. Youth Worker

The event was also a space to share experiences of the emerging needs of young people during the pandemic and how youth work is making a difference for young people. 

Learn more about the Enthusiasm of the Edge event and read the stories of the youth workers and the youth projects to find out what approaches have helped create change, the challenges the groups faced, the needs of young people that have emerged during the pandemic and how youth work is making a difference.

 

The event was part of  Youth Scotland's anti-sectarianism programme Stand Up and supported by Generation CashBack, a CashBack for Communities project. 

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