At YPI Scotland we believe that the opportunity to celebrate success and share learning is central to the growth, development and embedding of YPI nationally. As such, we host an annual series of events targeted at all key stakeholders: Students, Teachers, Local Authorities, and Charities.

The YPI Scotland National Event takes place in June each year, and represents an opportunity to celebrate all that has been achieved through YPI that year, whilst showcasing best practice from across Scotland. The event recognises the philanthropic success and engagement of tens of thousands of secondary students who have been responsible for directing hundreds of thousands of pounds to local grassroots charities. Each year we also invite one or two headline contributors. In the past we have had the likes of Ed Sheeran, Nina Nesbitt, and Katherine Grainger in attendance. To find out more please contact us.
Throughout each academic year YPI Scotland hosts a series of regional teacher shared learning events in partnership with each of the local authority education teams through which we deliver YPI. These sessions are solely focused on professional update, shared learning, and peer networking. These sessions are increasingly being recognised as a valuable addition to teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD). To find out more please contact us.
A new addition to the YPI Scotland annual calendar, the national steering group aims to pull together key influencers from a cross section of stakeholders including national agencies (e.g. Education Scotland, ADES), local authority education teams, school senior management, classroom teachers, and YPI alumni. The national steering group is focused on the broader strategic development and national profile of YPI Scotland. To find out more please contact us.
Each year YPI Scotland hosts a series of charity focus groups designed to engage representatives from across the third sector, the aim being to: learn from their experience of YPI; understand the impact YPI is having upon both service provision and profile; and take feedback on how the YPI experience may be improved. To find out more please contact us.

“It has been a very rewarding year for us in many ways. Many YPI groups supported us this year and while many may not have won the award, many more young people now know about Archway. As a small local charity it is vital for us to increase our profile and this is a great way to do it.”

Archway | Aberdeen