Our Impact

In this section you can read just some of the stories from our young people, youth workers and members.

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Young people impacted
Youth groups supported
Member organisations
Youth workers trained & supported

Our Stories

In this section you can read just some of the stories from our young people, youth workers and members - the stories of Youth Scotland and community-based youth work.
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Generation CashBack – Story of Phase 6 Year 1
Read how Generation CashBack improved young people's positive outcomes and destinations in Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities during 2023-24.
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The story of Reach 2024's Young Advisors
In just a few months, six young people designed a national youth event to help others find a voice—this is their story.
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Youth Scotland Impact Report 2022-23
Youth Scotland's Impact Report 2022-23; Adapting to new challenges and the needs of community-based youth work.
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Youth Awards help young leaders gain accreditation
We visited Alva Academy, whose youth award programmes and special partnership with youth charity OYCI help young leaders thrive.
Yellow text reads, 'Acting on Workforce Development.' Below, white text reads, 'How Youth Scotland's vital work provides support and training for the community-based youth work sector. In the background, a youth worker participates in a colour run. In the upper left corner, the Youth Scotland logo sits in white.
Acting on Workforce Development
This Youth Scotland report examines how our operations are key to developing the workforce of community-based youth work providers and stakeholders across Scotland.
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Generation CashBack – Story of Phase 5 Year 3
Read how Generation CashBack made an impact in Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities in year 3 and throughout Phase 5.
A young person stands in a school classroom holding two certificates for Youth Scotland Hi5 Awards.
Seth’s Story
Through our Awards, Seth has come out of his shell during his time at Castle Douglass Primary School. This is Seth's story.
Abbie, a member of KYTHE sits before a colourful painted wall
Case study of KYTHE by Awards Network features Youth Scotland Awards
Read about how Abbie and others benefitted from our awards.
The front cover of Youth Scotland's report: Acting on Poverty. A young person's feet can be seen jumping above a puddle of water.
Acting on Poverty
Acting on Poverty examines how Youth Scotland's work impacts communities affected by poverty and makes a difference to the lives of young people.
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Glasgow’s Young Grantmakers
This is the story of the 2022 Glasgow pilot of Glasgow's Young Grantmakers.
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Simone’s Story
Thanks to community-based youth work, Simone's past will not define her future - read her story.
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Visiting Castle Douglas Primary School’s Hi5 programme
We visited Castle Douglas Primary School to find out more about their exceptional Hi5 programme.
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The Ripple’s Story
Youth Scotland member group The Ripple is a community-based youth project - this is their story.
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Youth Scotland Impact Report 2021-22
The resilience and creativity shown by the youth work sector recovering from the pandemic
White text on blue and yellow graphics reads, 'Generation CashBack Annual Report 2021-2022' Beside this is an image of young person smiling. At the bottom are the logos for Girlguiding Scotland, Scouts Scotland, The Boys' Brigade and Youth Scotland.
Generation CashBack - Story of Phase 5 Year 2
Read how Generation CashBack continues to make an impact in Scotland's most disadvantaged communities.