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Education and Positive Destinations


Working in primary and secondary schools across the Northeast of Scotland, we use the power of football and the passion for Aberdeen FC to encourage pupil engagement in the classroom and beyond. 



Complimenting the Curriculum for Excellence, we work to support numeracy, literacy, STEM subjects and through our innovative MINDSET programme, we look to crucially support mental wellbeing. In the years ahead we will continue to work towards closing the poverty related attainment gap, and to support young people with mental health challenges. Working in youth based and employability projects we provide a pathway beyond school to develop life skills in support of future destinations.

AFCCT staff are key role models, promoting positive behaviours and supporting all areas of wellbeing: physical, social, and emotional. By developing positive relationships, the Trust encourages young people to engage in education, supporting a variety of subject areas.

Our work is proven to: Increase pupil attendance, Improve pupil engagement in education and Prepare young people for positive destinations after school.





Through the European Football Development Network (EFDN) funded STEM Project, Aberdeen FC Community Trust delivered the curriculum to 617 pupils across 9 of our partner schools. The six-week programme gives pupils the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of STEM subjects through varied activities and to develop an understanding of new technologies.


Our MINDSET programme addresses adolescent mental wellbeing through play-based learning. The pandemic and associated lockdowns have affected young people and this programme has had a positive impact in schools across the region. In Aberdeen city, every S1 pupil in three city secondary schools completed MINDSET with a total of 1,588 participants across Primary and Secondary schools in Aberdeen City and Shire completing 15,900 hours of sessions.




Through our Youth Ambassador programme, supported by Brighter Futures, we are able to prepare young people for life after school through goal setting, skills development, work experience and volunteering.


Kick Off Your Career is a six-week course aimed at young people aged 18-24 olds who are at risk of long-term unemployment, aiming to increase their skillset and positive destination opportunities at risk of long-term unemployment.