Growing2gether, an innovative Scottish charity, formed as an independent SCIO in August 2022.
Growing2gether was originally part of global youth charity Ecologia Youth Trust, and, since January 2017, we have reached over 1330 young people and children across the Highlands.
Our ambition is to expand to other deprived areas including Dundee and Aberdeen. We train local school staff in skills to deliver the programme in the future with ongoing outcome evaluation and quality assurance provided by the charity. Through our partnership with Highland Council, we train Youth Development Officers employed by the Council, who work alongside school facilitators.
You can read our Strategic Plan for 2021-23.
Growing2gether gives young people who start off life at a disadvantage the support they need to thrive. This support includes access to a decent education, the confidence, skills and resources to shape their own future, and the family support vital to their health and wellbeing.
A world where all young people can realise their unique potential, improve their lives for the long term, and contribute to stronger communities.
At the start of this programme I wouldn’t talk to anyone. I don’t like doing stuff in front of people because of my anxiety. I ended up dancing.