Mayfield and Easthouses Youth 2000 Project (Y2K)

BY David Doig Foundation

Mayfield and Easthouses Youth 2000 Project (Y2K), based in Midlothian, aims to reduce anti-social behaviour and promote opportunities for young people aged from 11 to 21.  Mayfield & Easthouses are considered to be in the top 15% of the most deprived communities in Scotland according to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, 2016.  School attainment levels are below the national average with 35% of local people aged 16+ having no qualifications.  The David Doig Foundation award will support the cost of 3 sessional workers to enable them to extend provision of their “InvolveU” drop-in service.  The InvolveU drop-ins offers young people (aged 10-18) a free activity at a time when there are no other youth provisions open. Drop-in activities include fun arts and crafts and music sessions, as well as issue-based workshops. Engaging the young people effectively connects and sustains typically ‘hard to reach’ young people within the wider Y2K services.

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