Young Scot is recognising and celebrating the contribution of young people taking part in YPI through a national partnership. 

Young Scot is the national youth information and citizenship charity for 11 to 26-year-olds in Scotland. Young Scot provides young people with information, ideas and opportunities to help them make informed decisions. More than 690,000 young people in Scotland carry the Young Scot National Entitlement Card (NEC).

Students participating in YPI will receive 2000 points.

Additional points will be awarded to finalists who will also have access to exclusive rewards through the Young Scot Rewards platform.

How to access points and rewards

The Young Scot Rewards points codes will be sent to the YPI Lead Teacher following the school final. If a young person does not have a card, please find information on how to get a new or replacement card. Young people who have a card can sign up to Young Scot Membership  to redeem points and access a range of opportunities, including exclusive YPI rewards.

Young Scot Card and Membership

Young Scot Rewards supports young people to participate in positive activities which contribute to their personal development and communities, recognising contributions and celebrating achievements.

Members can collect points by completing a wide variety of positive activities including volunteering, attending youth events, completing surveys or reading informative articles.

Points can then be exchanged for some great rewards and experiences such as work shadowing opportunities, tickets to events and other items or experiences to support their personal development through learning new skills, building on interests and much more!

The Young Scot card connects young people in Scotland with a range of benefits including:

  • More than 1,500 discounts in shops, restaurants, transport and leisure facilities and an additional 80,000 discounts across Europe from the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) partnership;
  • Access to local leisure and cultural services;
  • A recognised legal way to prove their age through the PASS (Proof of Age Standards Scheme) hologram;
  • Increased access to participatory democracy;
  • A Membership platform which connects young people to rewards, online discounts and special opportunities.