Youth Scotland Impact Report 2019/20

This is the story of a year that ended like no other.

Impact Report 2019/20

Youth Scotland's Impact Report 2019/20

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the power of work you and the team at Youth Scotland have done on behalf of youth work. The resources and training have been invaluable in enabling us to move forward with confidence. The proactive and unstinting professional support, solidarity and very high standards instil a huge pride in the care and professional standards of youth work and just wanted you and the Team to know it is hugely appreciated and empowering in very challenging times for us all. - Dona, Elgin Youth Cafe

At the beginning of 2019, we were planning an exciting year that built on the growth and success of one strategy as we transitioned into the next. Global events have ensured that while that plan did not change, how we did it very much did. This is the story of a year that ended like no other.

During the past year, Youth Scotland consolidated its position as Scotland’s leading charity supporting community-based youth work as well as one of the country’s largest providers of accredited youth awards with a record-breaking 9,645 Youth Awards achieved by young people.

We moved into our new strategy Changing Lives Through Community-Based Youth Work 2020-23, which builds on our established and ongoing successes. Our strategy to grow and develop community-based youth work is built on four supporting pillars: Supporting Our Member Youth Groups; Training Volunteers and Youth Workers; Youth Leadership and National Programmes; and Accredited Youth Awards.

As we crossed from 2019 into 2020, Coronavirus was already a factor in planning and delivery. And, as our Chair has said, youth workers are a creative bunch, so we met this new challenge collaboratively, looking to our new strategy as a guide. Ultimately, it wasn’t what we did that changed, it was just the tools we used to do it.

Read details of this year like no other in the download below. 

You can also find a copy of our full annual report and accounts on our governance page

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