The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community.
Each participating school, each year is responsible for directing a £3000 YPI grant to a local charity through a unique programme of teamwork, research and competition.
YPI is all about creativity and passion, leaving the four walls of the classroom behind, and supporting the issues young people care most about.
Fiona Cruickshank, Libby Walker, Robbie Heron, Lewis Murray, and Benjamin Armstrong from Pitlochry High School took part in YPI and won £3,000 for our Young Carers Service at the school’s recent event. The money will be used to deliver a number of day trips for young carers over the next 12 months.
In August the Young Carers team took a group of 40 Young Carers to Alton Towers for a few days! Find out what they got up too...
During Carers Week we organised a young carers consultation event, to help raise the profile of Young Carers and what support services they need.
We are looking to gather a highly motivated bank of Tutors in all areas of the Curriculum to work on a 1-1 basis with young people for a time-limited period.