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What I love about being a part of Youth Vision is working alongside everyone; there is always something different going on, with lots of different ideas being shared; it’s refreshing to meet people from all walks of life. It’s great to see the young peoples’ confidence growing.

Lise Cooper, Volunteer

Youth Vision, Edinburgh
2018-10-19T21:24:22+01:00

Lise Cooper, Volunteer

What I love about being a part of Youth Vision is working alongside everyone; there is always something different going on, with lots of different ideas being shared; it’s refreshing to meet people from all walks of life. It’s great to see the young peoples’ confidence growing.
Really enjoyed the experience. The young people that come to Youth Vision really get a lot out of it, as it pushes their comfort zone and helps them to explore their strengths in a non-threatening way that helps expand their horizons. I love, love, love it!

Ruth (Harmeny ESW)

Youth Vision, Edinburgh
2018-10-19T22:38:07+01:00

Ruth (Harmeny ESW)

Really enjoyed the experience. The young people that come to Youth Vision really get a lot out of it, as it pushes their comfort zone and helps them to explore their strengths in a non-threatening way that helps expand their horizons. I love, love, love it!
Youth Vision gets me more active, it gets me out of the city into the country, which is good for my health.

Anonymous, 14 years old

Youth Vision, Edinburgh
2018-10-19T21:21:29+01:00

Anonymous, 14 years old

Youth Vision gets me more active, it gets me out of the city into the country, which is good for my health.
The TCV qualification will help me get a job.

DP (aged 14)

Youth Vision, Edinburgh
2018-10-19T22:46:18+01:00

DP (aged 14)

The TCV qualification will help me get a job.
Bailley began work with Youth Vision as an alternative to exclusion. Youth Vision was offered to Bailley as part of a mixed package of provision. Bailley enjoyed the his time at Youth Vision and engaged well with the supports there. Bailley was a young man who, although oppositional to authority, lacked confidence and a sense of self-worth. Bailley was genuinely proud of the work he completed at Youth Vision. I believe Youth Vision enabled Bailley to finish his schooling and to avoid what would have been a final exclusion.

Bailley went on to achieve 5 qualifications and moved from school into a positive destination.

Stephen Rafferty
Deputy Head, Craigmount School

Youth Vision, Edinburgh
2018-10-19T22:17:41+01:00

Stephen Rafferty
Deputy Head, Craigmount School

Bailley began work with Youth Vision as an alternative to exclusion. Youth Vision was offered to Bailley as part of a mixed package of provision. Bailley enjoyed the his time at Youth Vision and engaged well with the supports there. Bailley was a young man who, although oppositional to authority, lacked confidence and a sense of self-worth. Bailley was genuinely proud of the work he completed at Youth Vision. I believe Youth Vision enabled Bailley to finish his schooling and to avoid what would have been a final exclusion. Bailley went on to achieve 5 qualifications and moved from school into a positive destination.
I liked being in the country because it’s quiet and I can run around.

LR (aged 14)

Youth Vision, Edinburgh
2018-10-19T22:47:58+01:00

LR (aged 14)

I liked being in the country because it’s quiet and I can run around.
It's fun and worth going to and gives you good skills for future life and its good because its not taught in a classroom.

BP (aged 14)

Youth Vision, Edinburgh
2018-10-19T22:50:55+01:00

BP (aged 14)

It's fun and worth going to and gives you good skills for future life and its good because its not taught in a classroom.
Thanks for the opportunity you have given the boys, they wouldn’t go to school but would come to Youth Vision!

K. Lyon (Alfie and Neil’s mum)

Youth Vision, Edinburgh
2018-10-19T22:41:28+01:00

K. Lyon (Alfie and Neil’s mum)

Thanks for the opportunity you have given the boys, they wouldn’t go to school but would come to Youth Vision!
I currently have an S4 pupil who is attending Youth Vision’s Back on Track programme. He is completely disillusioned with school and his school attendance is currently 55%. However, since starting with Youth Vision in October he has attended every session with them which to me speaks for itself. He appears to be engaged and working well in the programme which is also very different from his presentation at school where he is now so far behind in his work that he often refuses to try. This boy has low self-esteem and struggles with low mood. Youth Vision has given him the opportunity to meet other young people who are experiencing similar difficulties.

In my opinion the opportunity to be outside and active is also helpful in lifting his mood. On top of the benefits to his confidence and mental health he is also learning new skills which will help when he leaves school in May 2017. I am an Education Welfare Officer and work with young people who do not attend school regularly. Post 16 they often struggle to gain/maintain employment or further education. If Youth Vision offered a 16+ programme I feel this would be extremely beneficial to these pupils.

I would also like to mention that I made a late referral to Youth Vision for this pupil and he initially did not get a place on the programme. However, when a place became available Sara was excellent and worked with both myself and school staff to meet him and get him settled into the programme at Youth Vision. He has little support from home and often sleeps in but Youth Vision staff are aware of this and often collect him from home on these occasions.

Lisa MacGregor
Education Welfare Officer

Youth Vision, Edinburgh
2018-10-19T22:14:52+01:00

Lisa MacGregor
Education Welfare Officer

I currently have an S4 pupil who is attending Youth Vision’s Back on Track programme. He is completely disillusioned with school and his school attendance is currently 55%. However, since starting with Youth Vision in October he has attended every session with them which to me speaks for itself. He appears to be engaged and working well in the programme which is also very different from his presentation at school where he is now so far behind in his work that he often refuses to try. This boy has low self-esteem and struggles with low mood. Youth Vision has given him the opportunity to meet other young people who are experiencing similar difficulties. In my opinion the opportunity to be outside and active is also helpful in lifting his mood. On top of the benefits to his confidence and mental health he is also learning new skills which will help when he leaves school in May 2017. I am an Education Welfare Officer and work with young people who do not attend school regularly. Post 16 they often struggle to gain/maintain employment or further education. If Youth Vision offered a 16+ programme I feel this would be extremely beneficial to these pupils. I would also like to mention that I made a late referral to Youth Vision for this pupil and he initially did not get a place on the programme. However, when a place became available Sara was excellent and worked with both myself and school staff to meet him and get him settled into the programme at Youth Vision. He has little support from home and often sleeps in but Youth Vision staff are aware of this and often collect him from home on these occasions.
Scott has really loved being at Youth Vision and it has made him think clearer about life. We would both like to say a big thank you to all the staff.

Joanne (Scott’s mum)

Youth Vision, Edinburgh
2018-10-19T22:39:02+01:00

Joanne (Scott’s mum)

Scott has really loved being at Youth Vision and it has made him think clearer about life. We would both like to say a big thank you to all the staff.
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Youth Vision, Edinburgh