YPI Scotland is the flagship programme of The Wood Foundation. Chairman Sir Ian Wood said:
“We are honoured that Emeli Sandé will join us as we mark the accomplishments of a decade of YPI here in Scotland. Her musical and humanitarian achievements are sure to inspire the young people to continue on the philanthropic journey they started with YPI.
“From a pilot of 10 schools in 2008 to more than 230 secondary schools now participating across each of Scotland’s 32 local authorities, we are immensely proud of the way YPI has been embraced by young people and educators and empowered them to make a difference.
“As an active citizenship programme, YPI often acts a catalyst for young people as they shape who they want to be and what they want from life. It has also had an incredible impact in terms of support for grassroots charities and youth engagement with these important causes.
“What has been accomplished by these empowered young people within their communities this year, and over the past 10 years, is truly heartening and our national event is a fantastic way to celebrate their collective success.”
YPI Scotland is an active citizenship programme which raises awareness among young people about philanthropy and the needs of their local communities. Each year every participating school is responsible for directing a £3000 YPI grant to a local charity through a unique programme of teamwork, research and competition. Over the course of the past 10 years, £3.2m has been secured for charities in Scotland.
The event takes place on Wednesday 20th June.