About Youth is:
- A youth work and community development organisation
- Based in the South West of Edinburgh
- Committed to helping and supporting young people
We do this by:
- Developing and delivering projects that provide opportunities for young people to be active, creative and learn new skills
- Working with young people to create projects that respond to their need and expectations
About Youth is a non-profit Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation which provides a range of distinct and diverse youth and community work projects and services. The principal mission of About Youth is to act as resource for young people by providing them with advice, information and support in order to help them to develop as individuals, connect with their community and access opportunities which enable them to thrive and prosper.
Our projects and services serve the ultimate purpose of supporting the wellbeing, personal development, life skills and employability potential of young people with the goal of helping them to move on into and sustain positive destinations in employment, further education and training. We aim to encourage and support young people to become active and involved members of their communities and are committed to promoting social justice, inclusion and integration.
We work with:
- Career services
- Local Government
- Voluntary organisations and other Youth Projects
About Youth regularly delivers a variety of distinct youth work projects for young people aged 16 to 25. Our projects aim to increase confidence, self-esteem and life skills by providing opportunities for young people to take part in programmes and activities that are informative, fun and engaging.
Projects are usually delivered in 10 week blocks from a variety of locations in the South and South-West of Edinburgh. Start dates are advertised here on our website and via our social media.
All of our group work projects, and the activities that accompany them, are free and openly accessible to young people.
For more information on our projects, as well as referral forms, please get in touch for a chat.