Granton Youth, established in 2002, provides opportunities and support for young people and their families, living within the North Edinburgh areas of Granton, Wardieburn, Royston, Muirhouse and Pilton. GY engages, through a variety of programmes to encourage participation in positive activities and learning opportunities.
Granton Youth is recognised through its service delivery of open access youth work, outreach, detached streetwork, counselling, volunteering, family support, physical activity, music and schools-based programmes to support and engage local young people and their families, who take an active role in the design of services and programmes we provide.
Granton Youth has long established partnership and collaborative working practices with schools, statutory and voluntary organisations including the North Edinburgh Youth Work Collaborative to provide programmes, support and services for local young people.
Granton Youth is a partner in the BWell Together collaborative, alongside partners; Circle, Intercultural Youth, Muirhouse Youth Development Group, Pilton Youth & Children’s Project, Stepping Stones North Edinburgh and The Youth Agency. The collaborative is funded by Scottish Government, to support mental health and wellbeing in North West Edinburgh. As part of the collaborative GY provides counselling support across six local high schools.
The strategies employed by Granton Youth to meet these objectives include the following: