young people should be seen, heard and listened to
Read about our collaboration with SoundPlay Projects in our Summer of Fun!
Our summer of gaming has begun! Last week, we opened our doors to the public for the first time since the lifting of lockdown restrictions in Scotland and the summer schedule has begun with our Summer Gaming Café!
This current time can be a confusing and difficult one for young people. Paisley YMCA’s Friday Night Drop In offers them a space for freedom and fun.
Young people are more digitally engaged than ever before, but that doesn’t mean they know it all right away. There is still a whole world of skills and ways to digitally express themselves that they have yet to explore and learn from. This is where Digital Design Club comes in!
“I could see the potential in some of the young girls and they were getting swallowed up. So, we thought we needed to create a space for them specifically to flourish.”
The world is a complicated and difficult place to understand sometimes and the value of a group like Social Circle is that it allows young people to express their feelings and emotions in the digital age.
The new experiences with technology and ways of working serve as important tools in achieving the ultimate goal of youth work, which is to enrich and empower the lives of young people.
The panel was an informative show of solidarity and growth between youth workers and organisations, showcasing both the challenges and rewards of adapting to work with tech throughout the pandemic and the great work and team effort required to continue to help young people and each other in the face of adversity.
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. Enjoy!
Back in the old days, long before the young people we work with were dreamt of, many of those who serve on the Board of Management were raised themselves in a time where it was understood that young people should be ‘seen and not heard’. Decisions about the present which would affect the future, were … Continue reading young people should be seen, heard and listened to
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