Year of Young People 2018

Inspiring Scotland's young people

Year of the young person

Lots of exciting things will be happening to celebrate the Year of Young People 2018 in North Lanarkshire.

The Year of Young People (YOYP) aims to inspire Scotland through its young people by celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to communities and creating opportunities for them to shine.

YOYP is something everyone aged 8 to 26 can support. Events under six YOYP themes will be held across the region during 2018: Health and Well-being, Culture, Equality and Discrimination, Enterprise and Regeneration, Education and Participation.

Events are free to attend and aimed at a wide variety of interests and age groups.

Signature events:

  • Safer Internet Day event - Tuesday 6th February, Motherwell Theatre.  Working with North Lanarkshire Child Protection committee, YOYP Ambassadors will host an event for 300 young people, on the theme of Create, Connect and Share Respect - A better internet starts with you

  • 22 March "Crush" performance in Townhead Community Centre, Coatbridge for over 200 YP from local schools and the employability hub.

  • European sporting championships, August 2018 - Youth Expo tent and Digital Storytelling project, throughout the 8 days of competition at Strathclyde Park

  • A health and wellbeing project for young mums running in Airdrie throughout the Spring.

  • A Cultural link-up between Wishaw young people and the Encounters festival in October.

  • A Celebration Ceilidh and dance event in November to celebrate National Youth Work Week and St Andrews Day.

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