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      Empowering Young People, Children and their Families

                      Scottish Charity No: SC004425

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Following a review of the 1:1 work in schools a new group work programme was developed for young people in their first year of High School (S1). Young people are identified by their school as vulnerable and struggling with the transition from primary to High School and are referred to the programme. In 2014 a pilot the programme was run in Leith Academy. The programme involved a journey of self discovery, confidence building and developing resilience. At the end of the pilot programme, young people contributed to a peer transition input with the new Primary 7’s in feeder primary schools. Following the success of the pilot YMCA Edinburgh has implemented the group work programme in Leith Academy, Trinity Academy and Firrhill High School running two transition groups in each.

To see the positive impact of our schools work please read this Case Study

Schools Work