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  • Title: Homepage - YMCA Scotland Christian Youth Association
    Descriptive info: .. Search for your nearest YMCA.. Donate Now.. Browse Store.. Sign Up For E-news.. Home.. Who we are.. What we do.. Where we are.. Training and Events.. Supporting Our Work.. Youth Actually.. Best Practice.. YMCA Jobs.. News.. Blog.. Videos.. Podcasts.. FAQs.. Publications.. Useful Links.. E-News.. Online Shop.. Contact Us.. Members Area.. Username.. Password.. Not a member yet?.. Register.. You are here:.. YMCA Scotland.. Support Us.. YMCA is part of a global Christian youth work organisation that works in local communities to serve the needs of vulnerable children, young people and families.. Operating in over 120 communities across Scotland, we seek to support young people to achieve their fullest potential, particularly those who struggle to cope well with the challenges that life brings them.. Read more.. Latest News..  ...   article.. Our Christian Mission.. YMCA reflects the love of Christ through committing, in relationship, to serve those in the greatest need in our communities.. Many of our staff and volunteers seek to live out their faith following Christ's calling to serve the poor.. Latest Articles.. Pornography.. 24/06/2013 16:50.. So lots happening just now on the pornography front.. Sad though it is that these things.. Read more.. View our YouTube videos.. YMCA Podcast.. YMCA Scotland, James Love House.. 11 Rutland Street,Edinburgh, EH1 2DQ.. Tel: 0131 228 1464 Fax: 0131 228 5462.. Scottish National Council of YMCAs.. Scottish Charity Number SCO13792.. Direct Links.. Find your nearest YMCA.. Visit our online store.. Whats Going On.. Fundraising Appeals.. Other Links.. Donate to YMCA.. Join our Facebook Group.. Web Design.. by Crush, Edinburgh..

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  • Title: News - YMCA Scotland Christian Youth Association
    Descriptive info: YMCA Scotland shortlisted for prestigious UK Charity Award.. Date:.. 03/05/2012.. Author:.. Peter Crory.. YMCA Scotland has been announced as one of only four charities shortlisted in the.. Children and Youth.. category for what is perceived as the top charity award in the UK.. The Charity Awards 2012 are organised by Civil Society Media and sponsored by the Charities Aid Foundation.. The 2012 winners will be announced on 14 June and YMCA Scotland has been shortlisted from hundreds of entries in the.. Children and Youth.. category.. It has been selected for its Plusone mentoring scheme - a community-based programme in Bellshill, Perth and Kirkcaldy, that works with young people aged between 8 and 14 helping to divert them from involvement with the youth justice system.. The programme was evaluated in 2011 by Dundee University concluding that 86% of participants showed significant improvement in behaviour and attitudes and a long list of reduced offences, reduced school exclusions and parallel positive outcomes.. Peter Crory, Chief Executive of YMCA Scotland said,.. ".. It's a.. bsolutely fantastic to have been nominated for such a prestigious UK award, and to be shortlisted at this level is a huge encouragement.. We have already been able to see so many young lives transformed through Plusone and getting this wider recognition from our peers recognises all that hard work from our volunteers and staff across Scotland.. ".. YMCA Scotland is hoping to pick up the coveted award at a glittering ceremony in London on 14 June.. If it wins its category it will also be in the running to pick up the Overall Award for Excellence, which is selected from the 10 category winners.. The Charity Awards is the highest profile event in the UK charity calendar.. All 32 shortlisted charities this year have been judged by an independent panel of sector leaders as having demonstrated outstanding  ...   entries was very impressive - at a time when the sector, indeed the country, is under such financial pressure, The Charity Awards gives us all the opportunity to step back, reflect and be inspired.. The distinguished panel of judges for 2012 are:.. Andrew Hind CB, editor of.. Charity Finance.. and former chief executive of the Charity Commission.. Dr John Low CBE, chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation.. Dame Mary Marsh, founding director of the Clore Social Leadership Programme and former chief executive of the NSPCC.. Sir Christopher Kelly, chair of the King's Fund.. Lesley-Anne Alexander, chief executive of RNIB.. Sue Sayer OBE, chief executive of United Response.. Fiona Ellis, member of NCVO Funding Commission and former director of the Northern Rock Foundation.. Anne-Marie Piper, partner at Farrer Co.. Dorothy Dalton, editor of.. Governance.. Mark Goldring CBE, chief executive of Mencap.. Colin Nee, interim executive director of Marr-Manning Trust and former chief executive of Charities Evaluation Services.. Bob Reitemeier, chief executive of the Essex Community Foundation.. Hallmarks of Excellence:.. Leadership.. Planning.. Innovation.. Enterprise.. Learning.. Effectiveness.. Accountability.. Sustainability.. 2012 award categories:.. Advice, support and advocacy.. Arts culture and heritage.. Children and youth.. Disability.. Education and training.. Environment and conservation.. Grantmaking and funding.. Healthcare and medical research.. International aid and development.. Social care and welfare.. Effectiveness Award.. Overall Award for Excellence.. Outstanding Leadership Award.. Back to News.. News Archive.. 2012 November (2).. 2012 October (2).. 2012 June (2).. 2012 May (4).. 2012 April (1).. 2012 March (2).. 2012 February (1).. 2012 January (1).. 2011 November (1).. 2011 September (1).. 2011 August (2).. 2011 July (2).. 2011 June (1).. 2011 May (1).. 2011 April (3).. 2011 March (1).. 2011 February (3).. 2011 January (2).. 2010 December (1).. 2010 November (5).. 2010 October (2).. 2010 September (3).. 2010 August (4).. 2010 July (4).. 2010 June (2).. 2010 May (3).. 2010 April (4)..

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  • Title: Donate Now - YMCA Scotland Christian Youth Association
    Descriptive info: YMCA Scotland Shops.. Volunteering.. Appeal.. Legacy.. Regular Giving.. Gift Aid.. You can help YMCA keep a welcoming and effective open door for the thousands of young people who use our wide range of services to help them cope with life's difficulties.. There are three ways to donate to YMCA Scotland, online, by post or by telephone;.. Online.. If you would like to make a fast and simple donation online please:.. By post.. If you would like to make a donation by post, please download and complete our.. Donation Form.. and  ...   Aid Declaration statement on the form then we can claim back the tax you have already paid on the amount of your gift.. Cheques to be made payable to YMCA Scotland.. If you have any queries, please phone us on 0131 228 1464 or email us at.. info@ymcascotland.. org.. By Telephone.. Donation by telephone could not be easier! Contact our office on 0131 228 1464 where staff will be pleased to help you.. All major credit/debit cards accepted.. Please remember to ask for information on Gift Aid when you call..

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  • Title: Online Shop - YMCA Scotland Christian Youth Association
    Descriptive info: Delivery Info.. Size Guides.. DELIVERY IS FREE ON ALL ORDERS OVER 100.. Featured Products.. Christmas Card.. 3.. 00.. VIEW.. Pin Badge.. 1.. Mentoring Works.. YMCA work with Refugees 1945-1995.. 10.. Young Men in Scotland.. Achieve Your Potential.. 20.. Start-up Banner.. 140.. Product Categories.. (1).. Promotional Gifts.. (5).. Publicity Materials.. (4).. Your Cart.. Your shopping cart is empty..

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  • Title: Sign up for YMCA E-News - YMCA Scotland Christian Youth Association
    Descriptive info: Sign up for E-News.. Keep Up To Date With YMCA E-news.. Please fill out the form and details below to be kept up to date with the latest news and information relating to YMCA Scotland.. All fields marked with * are required.. Your Details.. Email address* :.. Forename* :.. Surname* :.. Please select which emails you would like to receive: *.. General.. Fundraising.. Newsletter Archives.. No archives available..

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  • Title: Homepage - YMCA Scotland Christian Youth Association
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  • Title: Who we are - Christian Youth Association Scotland
    Descriptive info: History of the YMCA.. YMCA is a global youth work organisation active in 125 countries with 45 million members worldwide.. The YMCA has been a foundational base for youth work practice since 1844.. The Scottish movement is made up of 36 autonomous local associations each of which is governed locally by a volunteer Board and develops its programme in response to local needs.. These associations can stretch from large organisations employing hundreds of staff in multiple programme areas, as we do in Glasgow, to youth centres such as Gatehouse of Fleet YMCA where the youth worker always knows exactly how many young people are  ...   share and develop best practice and to connect to the international movement.. Local YMCAs deliver provision for vulnerable children, young people and families from over 120 sites across Scotland.. At the heart of YMCAs work in Scotland lie key principles of our Christian mission, service to those in the greatest need, involvement of volunteers and encouraging children and young people to achieve their fullest potential in life.. YMCA's vision is maintained and developed through a national system of quality standards which each local YMCA is required to undergo every five years.. Called, 'Working Towards Excellence' this system captures and reinforces who we are as YMCA..

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  • Title: What we do - YMCA Christian Youth Association Scotland
    Descriptive info: Community Based Youth Work.. Youth Justice.. Family Support Programmes.. Employment & Training.. International Programmes.. Policy & Campaigns.. Accommodation & Support Services.. Health and Wellbeing.. Childcare.. YMCA provision in different communities will serve very different needs.. We are an organisation driven to serve local needs so our work in the centre of Glasgow will reflect the needs of the community in the city.. In the same way our work in Portree on the Isle of Skye will reflect the needs of that small rural community.. These needs will of course be very different.. At the core of our being lies service to vulnerable young people and we approach this calling with a number of core commitments:.. a) Safe Healthy Development.. YMCA wants to make sure that every young person it encounters will ultimately be enabled to achieve his/her fullest potential.. We continually work to ensure that every young person in our care will experience unconditional love and acceptance and a place of safety and comfort.. b)  ...   them' or for them'.. In this way we partner with children, young people and families by working to enable them to improve their skills, to take opportunities and to transform their lives for the better.. c) The Highest Standards.. YMCA Scotland operates a quality standards system called Working Towards Excellence that was highly commended by the HMIE Inspection report in 2009.. Every YMCA is required to undergo the process at least once every five years involving all stakeholders including volunteers, young people, users, staff etc in an assessment of the organisation and its practice.. The type of programme that YMCA delivers can change in response to local needs but will often reflect some of the fields of work laid out below:.. - Centre-based youth work inc youth leadership MSYPs.. - Street-based youth work.. - Early Intervention Prevention.. - Family support Programmes.. - Accommodation Support Services.. - Childcare.. - Employment Training (inc the College and PB).. - Refugees and Asylum seekers.. - International Programmes.. - Policy Development..

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  • Title: Where we are - YMCA Scotland Christian Youth Association
    Descriptive info: List of local associations.. The 37 local YMCAs in Scotland deliver a wide range of programmes and projects supporting vulnerable children, young people and families.. This provision works from about 120 sites stretching from Stranraer to Aberdeen and from the Scottish Borders to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.. In this section of  ...   locate any YMCA in Scotland.. Use the Useful Links tab on the YMCA Scotland homepage to locate other local YMCAs elsewhere in the UK, in Europe or even further afield.. To find your nearest YMCA use the link on the left or.. click here.. To view a list of YMCA locations throughout Scotland..

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  • Title: Training and Events - YMCA Scotland
    Descriptive info: Following on from the.. amazing.. Festivals in 2003 and 2008 the.. 2013 Festival.. will provide a unique opportunity for 10,000 young people from across Europe and the world to come together to celebrate life, celebrate culture, celebrate diversity and celebrate all that is inspiring about being young in Europe and the wider world.. During the course of the week, the Festival will take young people on a journey: exploring their dreams, aspirations talents; developing their leadership skills; and challenging them to make sense of the world we live in locally, nationally and globally.. Read.. all about the exciting opportunities available and how to get involved.. PX2.. Interested in getting your young people a recognised qualification (Equivalent to an Int 2 or SVQ 2 here in Scotland).. PX2.. is a recognised learning route for the Level 2 Award in Developing Effective Thinking Skills (QCF) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is credited and levelled by SCQF at level 5 in Scotland, through the awarding body NCFE.. Franny McGrath, Perth District YMCA can deliver this to groups of young people (12 max) for around 2800, this could be funded through individual ILA or you could apply for funding as either a stand alone or as part of a bigger programme.. So far Franny is the only facilitator in Scotland delivering this as a qualification.. In the past I have he has received funding from Awards for All and Local Authority MCMC etc, they are really keen on this because of the qualification aspect.. See the link below for further info on the course plus the attached evaluations (for two very different groups) from courses that he has delivered;.. Cyrenians.. and.. The Breathe Project.. http://www.. pacificinstitute.. co.. uk/solutions/px2/.. Another option if you are a facilitator for this programme is that Franny can assess the manuals for you and accredit it.. If you want to build capacity in your own organisation by having trained facilitators he can also take you through the STEPS To Excellence programme, this is the first step to becoming a facilitator, after that you would go on specific PX2 facilitator training.. Costs for both these options can be discussed.. For more information contact Franny on 07988878621.. NEW DISTANCE LEARNING CERTIFICATE IN GLOBAL YOUTH WORK.. YMCA George Williams College and Y Care International are proud to launch this new qualification in global youth work which allows youth and community practitioners  ...   in Britain housed in the Mary Crosby library, we offer the chance to study at a variety of levels from pre-qualifying through to doctorate level.. The annual degree award ceremony takes place in the splendid surroundings of Canterbury Cathedral.. Students tell us that studying at the YMCA George Williams College has changed them; that it is a place that encourages them to think and question and which acknowledges their thirst for understanding.. If you are someone who is open to learning and change, someone who has not given up hope of working for a better world - then this could be the College for you.. Certificate in Supervision Studies - An essential qualification for managers, supervisors and all those who look after staff working in a community context.. The Certificate in Supervision Studies offers an opportunity to those who are currently supervising students, staff, volunteers, or other practitioners regularly to deepen their understanding and develop their capacities as supervisors.. It is a part time programme by distance learning.. What is the Certificate worth?.. The Certificate in Supervision Studies is validated by Canterbury Christ Church University and is a 20 credit Higher Education course equivalent to an SVQ level 3 Qualification.. In addition, it is endorsed by The Standards Council for Community Learning and Development in Scotland (CeVe) to confer professional qualification for fieldwork practice supervisors in Scotland.. Cost Location.. Fees between 405 - 530 - Location will be in Glasgow / Edinburgh depending on student numbers.. Each student is required to undertake the following:.. Attendance and participation at 5 study days.. Two assignments or one project.. A one-hour examination.. A self assessment of learning.. Attendance at four non-managerial supervision sessions.. Work as a supervisor with students and/or workers in the field for 8 one-hour sessions.. What is the programme content?.. The development of supervision as an educational process.. 2.. Values in supervision.. Supervision as a process.. 4.. Supervision as a means of evaluation and assessment.. 5.. Supervision practice as supervisor and supervise.. Student comments:.. "It gave me space to think about how to support staff as a manager.. "The style of the programme was excellent, encouraging peer discussion, debate and learning.. "One of the best courses that I've been on.. How do I apply to the Programme?.. For further information contact:.. Ally Hunter - 07949 081 624 -.. a.. hunter@ymca.. ac.. uk.. Kevin Robinson - 0207 540 4909 -.. k.. robinson@ymca..

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  • Title: Supporting Our Work - YMCA Scotland Christian Youth Association
    Descriptive info: There are many ways in which you can support vulnerable children, young people and families in partnership with the YMCA.. It is increasingly clear to us that we need to better engage with our vulnerable young men and women across Scotland before they develop behaviours and habits that can ruin their lives.. We know that along with some of our partner charities we can change young people at risk to support them to achieve their fullest potential.. Our main frustration in this today is the dramatically reducing public finances and the subsequent reduced capacity for us to intervene to save wasted young lives.. One of the big encouragements  ...   had the same privileges or opportunities in life.. Whether you have time to help us to serve and support children, young people and families or whether you can help by supporting our work financially we treasure your support and we recognise the absolutely vital role of all our supporters in our vision for Scotland.. Can I assure you that all commitments of both time and money to YMCA Scotland will only be used in Scotland and that our costs will always be kept to an absolute minimum.. We work to a policy of integrity and openness and will always welcome your questions about how we might use donations..

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