YPI Scotland

Young people in coastal communities are set to benefit from CalMac’s partnership with YPI. 

The west coast ferry operator has committed to The Wood Foundation’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) and will be supporting its delivery in eleven schools across its area of operations.

Launching the partnership at St Columba’s High School in Gourock, CalMac’s Director of Human Resources, Christine Roberts said:

“We are constantly looking for ways that we can become even more involved in the communities we support and the twin aims of YPI in developing the skills of young people and supporting local charities addressing real social issues was a great fit for us.”

As part of its support CalMac staff will have an opportunity to mentor young people throughout the project’s delivery.

Christine added: “From a personal development point of view YPI gives our staff the opportunity to share their skills and get involved with a project that will ultimately benefit their own community.

“Ultimately supporting YPI gives us a chance to make positive impacts by empowering young people to make a real difference where they live.”

Alex Reid, National Coordinator at YPI, said: “The support of likeminded partners such as CalMac supports the sustainability, growth and impact of YPI.

“We are delighted to welcome CalMac and thank them for committing to the young people and wider community causes of this region by embarking upon this unique form of delegated charitable giving.”

The schools being supported by CalMac are: Inverclyde Academy, Clydeview Academy, St Columba’s High School, Ullapool High School, Nicolson Institute, Sir E Scott School, Liniclate School, Barra High School, Oban High School, Campbeltown High School and Mallaig High School.