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.
The purpose of Young Carers Awareness Day is to raise public awareness of the challenges faced by young people because of their caring role.
The end of last year was a very busy time for our Young Carers as always! Read on to find out what they got up to!
We are delighted to announce that Young Carers have been awarded a grant from The Crerar Trust. This funding will prove invaluable in helping us to plan a fun, action packed respite programme for all.