Strategy & Values

Changing Lives through Youth Work is Youth Scotland's strategic plan for 2016-19.

Changing Lives through Youth Work’ is our ambitious 2016-2019 strategy for young people
…to assist young people in Scotland to be confident, resilient and ready to reach their full potential; the charity will aim to achieve this by supporting a network of youth groups and delivering services which help young people to learn, succeed and make positive contributions to their communities.

Changing Lives through Youth Work’ is our ambitious 2016-2019 strategy for young people; youth workers; community based youth work; partnership working; and sustainability. It builds on our long history; consolidates and develops the successes achieved in recent years and especially in delivering the Strategic Priorities of 2013 – 2016.

Mission and Strategic Aims

The organisation aims to:

  1. Support young people to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors in their youth groups and communities
  2. Deliver more choices and opportunities for young people by increasing the effectiveness of those who work with them, particularly voluntary and part-time youth workers
  3. Improve the life chances of young people by sustaining and developing strong and resilient community based youth work
  4. Build our reputation for high quality, effective and efficient services and continue to work in partnership with others to generate innovative responses to new challenges
  5. Build efficient and effective systems to be more sustainable and maintain good practice in all aspects of the management of a national youth work organisation

For everyone involved in community based youth work. Find out more about what we do and apply for membership.