More about Young Scot

Young Scot provides the best blend of information and opportunities to give young people the confidence to make informed choices about their lives.

With over 30 years experience, Young Scot is the national youth information and citizenship charity for 11-25s in Scotland. We understand that every young person is different and provide a universal service which meets their ever-changes needs.

Our services give young people trusted and relevant information on everything from money-management and exam stress to relationships and mental health. Giving young people meaningful opportunities which benefits them is another key part to our work. Over half a million young people have the Young Scot Card, which means 60% of Scottish young people can enjoy and benefit from the range of services it offers – discounts, Rewards, PASS, cashless catering and local leisure activities.

Young people are at the heart of everything we do and play a leading role in co-designing and shaping our services and those we work with. We engage with over 30,000 young people every year and believe that they should have their say in key policy and decision making which affects their world now and in the future.

People & Partnerships

We are collaborative in our approach and enjoy nothing more than working with cross-sector partners who share our values and belief in young people. We have a long-standing partnership with all 32 local council areas in Scotland, Local Authority Network, which helps us deliver localised services direct to young people.

We believe this joined-up way of working helps deliver the best value, while ensuring that all of Scotland’s young people have the ability to thrive. We are committed to support Community Planning Partners deliver their Single Outcome and National Performance Frameworks by developing adoptions of services to support their own provision for young people.

 

Our Values

passionate

Passionate

Positive and ambitious – for young people and as an organisation. We have a “can do” and “will do” attitude, and demonstrate leadership in our thoughts and actions.

innovative

Innovative

Creative in our approach, we love testing out new ideas and meeting challenges head-on, and work hard to meet the continually evolving needs of young people.

inspirational

Inspirational

Enthusiastic in our actions, welcoming of people and new opportunities. We communicate effectively with each other and partners, sharing our passion and integrity.

 

responsive

Responsive

A strong customer service focus. We get the job done, and are committed to providing reliable quality at all times.

 

supportive

 Supportive

Valuing everyone and we work as one flexible team. We nurture talent and celebrate success. We deliver everything that we do with integrity and are proud of our employees and the work we do.



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