Young voices @ Paisley YMCA AGM 2021

The highlight of our most recent AGM was without a doubt, hearing from our young people about their experiences of Paisley YMCA over this past year. In this short film, we hear conversations about what they love about Paisley YMCA, the challenges of online youth clubs and the importance of friendship and connection.


Young voices @ Paisley YMCA AGM 2021

World YMCA Spotlight’s Paisley for International Day of Education

Paisley YMCA’s innovative work in delivering digital youthwork programmes has been spotlighted by World YMCA for 2021’s International Education Day (25 January) in an article for the World YMCA website.

The article also showcases the work of STEM Girls, which provides for young women the chance to overcome the impact of the unfortunate gender stereotypes which hinder the digital world.

Digital Youth Work Explained

SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning) which is a “charity dedicated to empowering the safe and secure use of technology through innovative services, tools, content and policy, nationally and globally” has published a podcast interview with Hilary Phillips from YouthLink Scotland.

The interview “delve[s] into digital youth work, the digital divide, and challenges for young people and youth workers engaging online”.

This podcast about ‘Digital Youth Work’ references the work of Paisley YMCA a couple of times, and it’s a good place to start in understanding what’s meant by ‘digital youth work’.

The references to Paisley YMCA are a result of the pioneering work by our community learning and development team which has established the Renfrewshire Digital Academy, led by Darran Gillan, our Youth and Programme Development Manager.

The podcast also references the digital youth work resource hub, created by YouthLink Scotland with support from key