Testimonial: Arrochar YOUTH and Youth Club

We have been providing a lot of training and volunteering opportunities in the recent years and we have helped a number of youth and community groups set up and run projects that improve life in local communities.

Angela Mckell from the Arrochar YOUTH and Youth Club, one of such organisations, has sent us her comment on the experience of working with us:

“Arrochar YOUTH and Youth Club wish to thank Community Links Scotland for the support and training opportunities that have been given to us to help establish and secure the longevity of youth service for young people in Arrochar, Tarbet and Succouth.

Activate course, Arrochar, Feb 2013

Arrochar YOUTH participating in the Activate course run by CLS and University of Glasgow.

“The young people and the adult volunteers attached to these projects have gained a greater understanding of a community and the challenges it may face when setting up youth services. We are more aware of the legality, ethics and the theory surrounding the role of a youth worker and the challenges faced in the development and the delivery of youth service through the Activate course and PDA in youth work. Our young people have gained valuable skills and knowledge which has allowed them to personally develop, feel valued and actively challenge social exclusion and discrimination within their community. The young people in partnership with Community Links Scotland have also played a key role in the creation of a youth club that had been designed with the needs and wants of young people at the core.

“I would encourage any community group struggling to set up service for young people to get in touch with Community Links Scotland and take up their offer of support. It could be the difference between success and failure of your project or vision.”

We wish Arrochar YOUTH and Youth Club all the best in their future and look forward to working with them again.

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