Youth Participation

Our youth participation programmes support young people to actively participate in society, enabling them to make meaningful decisions on the issues that affect their own lives and communities.

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Our Projects

Listening to and incorporating young people’s views is embedded into our projects. Our accredited iLead training pathway was co-produced with young people and provides a youth participation and leadership framework that is flexible according to need. We have used the iLead pathway as a foundation for a number of Youth Participation projects, using the training to ensure that young people have the confidence and competence to meaningfully use their voice, make it heard and have an impact. Through our participation programmes we have supported young people to become grantmakers, event planners, and consult on a range of resources, services and products. We have also worked with external partners to support them to meaningfully engage with young people. You can read more about specific youth participation projects below.

Youth Participation Report

Read our summary report on how Youth Scotland supports youth participation and leadership in our programmes, funding and events.

Youth Scotland - Youth Participation 2024
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Work with us

If your organisation would like to consult with young people, or involve them in developing a product or service, we would love to work with you. Please contact Jo MacDonald, our Head of Programmes and Business Development for more information.

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Other Programmes

Check out our other programmes through the link below.