Brighter Futures – Youth Ambassador Launch
The Youth Ambassador programme is supported by The ‘Brighter Futures’ legacy fund which was established in 2021 in memory of Aberdeen FC Community Trust’s former chairman, Duncan Skinner. The year-long programme provides opportunities for young people, aged 14-18, to develop skills and knowledge that will enable them to thrive after school.
Delivered by AFCCT, the Youth Ambassador programme gives young people a chance to gain essential life experiences, skills, and qualifications, which may not otherwise be available to them. The programme aims to prepare young people for their future by incorporating elements of volunteering and work experience, in addition to group sessions and 1-1 mentoring. So far around 45 young people from across the North East have signed up for the programme .
Each young person on the programme is supported in setting targets, and further developing the skills and qualifications required to reach their goals. This is achieved through a combination of workshops, training courses, work experiences and volunteering. In addition, each young person’s volunteer hours will contribute towards attaining Saltire Volunteer Awards.
Over the next 10 months, we look forward to seeing our youth ambassadors involved in AFCCT projects both in and out of school, including assisting on matchdays and various school holiday programmes.
We are indebted to the generosity of our late Chairman, donors and other supporters who helped to achieve a magnificent legacy fund of over £100,000. This fund allows us to continue the programme for the next five years embodying the Trust’s vision to maximise the potential of our communities and to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.