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Year of Young People

Year of Young People

The Year of Young People (YOYP) 2018 is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing young personalities, talents, and achievers that make up Scotland. It’s all about inspiring our nation through its young people’s ideas, attitudes and ambitions.

This year long programme of events, activities and ideas will give young people aged 8–25 in Clackmannanshire the opportunity to show the world what they’re made of.

The Year of Young People 2018 aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally.

The main objectives for the year are to

  • Provide a platform for young people to have their views heard and acted upon
  • Showcase the amazing talents of young people through events and media
  • Develop better understanding, co-operation and respect between generations
  • Recognise the impact of teachers, youth workers and other supporting adults on young people’s lives
  • Provide opportunities for young people to express themselves through culture, sport and other activities


Year of Young People 2018 Ambassadors have been selected to promote the incredible opportunities on offer to young Scots in Clackmannanshire.

The ambassadors for Clackmannanshire are

  • Abbe Burrell, 18
  • Emma Paterson, 18
  • Mari-Claire Kay, 24

All the ambassadors from Clackmannanshire will be involved in making sure that young people and organisations in their communities know about Year of Young People 2018 activities, while getting involved in projects with local authority and other partners. They’ll also encourage their peers and older generations to challenge negative stereotypes of young people within communities.

YOYP is being delivered by

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For Further Information Contact

Community Learning & Development
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 225071 / 450000