Young Scot Extra
Young Scot Extra is an offline and online information package for young people, "post-school," especially those furthest away from the job market and in needs of improved life chances.
The Young Scot Extra service:
- Digital information platform: www.youngscotextra.org. This information portal uses cutting-edge functionality and social technology to deliver accessible and reliable information to young people from "post school" to 26 on key topics, with a focus on careers, training, money, volunteering and health.
- Young Scot NEC extra entitlements: The Young Scot NEC card offers young people discounts and offers in shops and services, which will encourage them to live more active and positive lifestyles. For example, discounts include, driving lessons, gym memberships and travel concessionaires.
The NEC card also holds the inclusion of the PASS hologram on the card, making it legal proof-of-age alongside passports and driving licences, allowing young people to access the goods and services to which they are entitled to.
- Offline Engagement: Our outreach team travel across the country to meet and listen to the needs of young Scots who are "post school". It is through face-face engagement that we are able to provide young people with information that is relevant to their needs while signposting them to local services.
Supporting young people with their money: Part of our YSE service is to help increase young people's confidence to be more financially capable and to provide them with the information they need to make informed decisions and choices around money-related issues.
In 2011-2012, we aim to deliver a tailored programme of work and events which will promote our financial information service to young people and to stakeholders. For more information on how Young Scot can support your work on financial capability with young people, please get in touch with Annie Padwick, Information Services Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Practitioner's Guide to Young Scot Extra details how the Young Scot Extra service can support a practitioner's work with young people, outlining how we achieve quality assured content using the case of financial capability.
Click on the "A Practitioner's Guide to Young Scot Extra" link below to download this publication.
So What's The Impact?
Young people "post-school" have access to specially tailored information which is relevant to their needs, enabling them to get the most from their lives.
If you would like more information about Young Scot Extra, please contact Rewards & Entitlements Director, David McNeil at email@example.com.