YPI encourages and supports schools to connect with their local communities to enable the impactful, contextualised delivery of the programme.
Engagement can take many forms – from mentoring and judging, to a funding contribution. Explore the synergies between your community and YPI, as well as the skills and assets it affords to support a strengthened YPI experience.
Typically, SLT takes responsibility for this aspect of the programme. School Partnership Funding supports the sustainability and growth of YPI.
Following your Final Showcase, the YPI central team will share details on how to send the £500 directly to the charity by BACS or cheque.
|Embedding an enterprise element to the delivery of the YPI programme, providing an opportunity for students to develop additional skills.
|Involving other year groups or YPI alumni to create products to sell throughout the year. This provides a chance to build on students’ YPI experience.
School-wide giving and sponsored events
|Embedding YPI as part of school ethos and culture linking to school-wide fundraising and targeted local giving, for instance a dress down day.
|If there is a charity committee within the school, consider how they can support fundraising, recognising the contribution that local charity partners are making to the school through YPI.
|Students could organise a sponsored event, for instance a run, walk, swim, jump or cycle.
Embedding fundraising into the delivery of YPI
|Students could be tasked with raising a certain amount for the partnership funding contribution, with any additional funds raised going to the group’s chosen charity.
Hosting an event
|Create an event and invite members of the community to buy tickets.
|A baking or craft sale.
|Establish partnerships with local businesses to support raffle prizes and tickets.
See which other schools in your region are undertaking YPI through our interactive map.
YPI provides funders the opportunity to direct much-needed resources to local charities, while supporting young people with a unique experience and developing relationships with school communities.
Partners often form part of judging panels at finals and can get involved with mentorship and development opportunities.
Through our national partnership with Young Scot, we recognise and celebrate the contribution young people make through YPI to communities across Scotland. Students participating in YPI will receive 2000 points. Young Scot Rewards supports young people to participate in positive activities which contribute to their personal development and communities. More details in our ‘Leading YPI in your school’ guidance.
“It is incredibly impressive to know young people are so passionate about tackling issues facing those in their community. We are proud to partner in their efforts to raise awareness, advocate, and secure funds for the causes that matter to them in West Lothian.”