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Ocean Youth Trust Scotland

2020 - 2023 Grant Offer

£517,000

2020 - 2023 Young People Target

224

Project name: Changing Tack for CashBack                 

Age range: 12 – 16 years

Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 224

The project will work with 28 groups of young people (age 12-16) from across Scotland over the 3-year period. (4 groups in 2020, 12 in 2021 and 12 in 2022).

Each group will participate in a 12-month intensive intervention programme aimed at changing attitudes and behaviours of those most at risk of antisocial behaviours, offending/reoffending or entering the justice system; and at increasing attainment and attendance at school.

Each young person will participate in a structured programme encompassing 20 hours of land-based youth work activity led by an OYT Scotland Youth Development Worker and over 174 hours of youth work delivered in a sail training environment onboard a 70ft yacht over 10 days (2 stages of 5 days each).

The programme will explore risk taking behaviours on land and at sea whilst developing confidence, resilience, teamwork and personal and social skills. In addition to achieving SQA and RYA qualifications, the programme will encourage young participants to make their own ‘Passage Plan for Life’ evaluating risk taking behaviours and the impact these have on themselves and their communities.

Areas where project will be delivered:

OYT Scotland will work closely across all Local Authorities to identify disadvantaged young people from the most crime affected areas across Scotland.