EMPOWERMENT RATHER THAN CONTROL Diana Whitmore Why is it important? This article is borne out of frustration – frustration that our troubled young people today are not receiving the quality of care, authentic attention, positive intervention and loving support that they both badly need and deserve. What do we aim for? Do […]
Growing2gether is making changes in the community, thanks to a grant from the Scottish Government and the European Social Fund. Three Growing2gether in the Community projects have been developed by our young people to bring attention to issues that they felt were important to them. Mental Health Mural The Charleston Academy group were inspired to […]
Great news! Growing2gether have been shortlisted for a Scottish Charity Award! What’s It All About? Growing2gether have been selected as a possible winner for the Pioneering Project Award! We are in the running alongside 5 other projects from across the country. This award would mean so much to us. If that wasn’t enough, we are […]
Ecologia Youth Trust have won a major National Lottery award from The National Lottery Community Fund for its innovative Growing2gether mentoring programme. The 3-year grant, worth £135,000, will empower 664 young people in the Highlands to build resilience, recognise their potential and take control of their lives. The Growing2gether mentoring programme is attended by pupils, […]
Communities and Local Government Cabinet Secretary, Aileen Campbell met with young people and staff from ‘Growing2gether in the Community’ on Valentine’s day. We were thrilled to host her visit and the young people were amazing in their eloquence and insight in how the programme had impacted their lives. We are so proud of the young […]
Ecologia Youth Trust were ecstatic to have Cabinet Secretary Aileen Campbell visit some of the Growing2gether staff and pupils at Charleston Academy on 14th February. The Growing2gether project is one of 22 community projects to receive funding from a pot of £2,000,000! Find out more about the exciting news she came along to announce in […]
Ecologia staff member Rachel recently visited our newest project partner Growing2gether working alongside teenagers and young children at a school in Inverness. She described to us what she witnessed that morning.
Ecologia Youth Trust is delighted to announce the expansion of its activities and the launch of our first Scottish programme – Growing2gether. We aim to develop our work in Scotland, creating the opportunity for us to address the growing needs of Scottish children and young people.