“Truth About Youth” is a brand new project run by Young Scot which will challenge negative perceptions about young people in Glasgow.
The Co-operative Foundation are working with seven charities in cities across the UK to deliver programmes aimed at changing these prejudiced opinions, by supporting young people to work with adults, the media and the wider community. And Young Scot is implementing the project in Glasgow.
Truth About Youth will give young people like you a platform from which to show the positive influence they are having in their communities. The project will do this in three ways.
• A training programme will see young people delivering workshops to people from different generations to effectively challenge existing negative perceptions of young people.
• An online blogging website will also be set up and a group of people, young and old, will openly and honestly discuss the key issues that affect you.
• And thirdly, young people will have the chance to work with the media to help communicate the positive messages of the project to the wider public and challenge the existing views that all young people are involved in crime, violence, alcohol, drugs misuse, etc.
So if you’ve ever read a newspaper or heard someone talk about young people and thought to yourself “that’s not the truth about youth” now’s your chance to make a difference!
If you are interested in being involved in the project, know young people who would be or would like more information, please contact:
Allan Lindsay, Communications Project Development Officer, Young Scot,
Tel:0131 313 2488 or call the Young Scot InfoLine on 0808 801 0338.