Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018

  • Next year is the official Year of Young People
  • The #YOYP2018 has been created to celebrate the young people of Scotland through their achievements and aims to create opportunities for them

Scotland's first ever Year of Young People is happening in 2018.

#YOYP2018 official logo#YOYP2018

The Year will inspire all ages through young people (8-26) by celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating opportunities for them to shine on a local and global stage.

An in-depth planning process happened in 2015 and since then, young people have been at the heart of designing, developing and deciding what shape the Year should take.

The Scottish Government is working with a group of delivery partners - Visit Scotland and Event Scotland, are developing a national programme of celebratory events which all ages can enjoy.

Creative Scotland will inspire young people to participate in the arts. And youth partners - Young Scot, Children in Scotland, Scottish Youth Parliament, Youth Link Scotland - are leading on youth engagement and ensuring young people's views are heard and acted upon.

So far, over 200 YoYP 2018 Ambassadors have been recruited and represent every local authority in Scotland. Their role is to promote the year-long activity, challenge negative stereotypes and champion the six key themes which young people decided upon - Participation, Education, Equality and Discrimination, Enterprise and Regeneration and Culture.

With Enterprise being a key strand of YoYP 2018, our aim is to give a focus of deserved attention to this vital area through the Festival of Youth Enterprise 2018: #FoYE18.

Following the success of last year, we look forward to hosting our second annual celebration of enterprise within schools on the 5th and 6th of June 2018.

This will be supported by fringe events in Dundee and Stirling to help spread the message of enterprise among our Scottish young people.

Geoff Leask

The celebration begins on 1 January 2018. Find out more:

  • Investor In People
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland
  • Investors In Young People
  • Family Friendly Working Scotland

About YES

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.

Contact Us

Young Enterprise Scotland
Rouken Glen Centre
Rouken Glen Park
G46 7UG
United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 406 7722
0141 406 7722

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