Possibilities for Each and Every Kid (PEEK) aim to improve the life chances of children and young people by unlocking their potential as they "Play, Create and Thrive". They operate in more than 30 communities within the North and East Glasgow supporting children with some of the most significant social problems including poverty, food poverty, low aspirations, little or no self-esteem with many struggling to engage positively with peers and family members
The aim of the programme is to increase aspirations and build employability skills for young people aged 14-21. The David Doig Foundation funding will support 40 vulnerable young people who are at risk of disengaging with mainstream education and are not linked to a positive destination, and give them access to a wide variety of core skills training. Staff will work with the young people to identify short and long term goals through personal development plans and will support them to build informal lifelong skills such as communication, emotional intelligence, eye contact and budgeting. They will have access and support to complete accredited awards including Dynamic Youth Awards, Youth Achievement Awards and/or Community Achievement Awards in a nurturing and positive environment. They will also be supported on a 1-2-1 and group basis and on the job training with both the PEEK Play and Create teams. The young people will have the opportunity to support and lead activities, events and campaigns and in turn become positive role models for younger children and peers engaged through other PEEK programmes and within their local community.