More than 1000 young people involved in The Wood Foundation’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) will celebrate their achievements at the Perth Concert Hall.
They will be joined by a further 200 delegates from education, third and public sectors for an afternoon of inspirational talks, performances and music.
Jonathan Christie, Deputy UK Director of The Wood Foundation, said:
“The YPI National Event is a celebration like no other. It’s a chance to showcase best practice, inspire next steps, applaud achievement and raise awareness.
“This year’s theme is Generation Change. The world is changing at an incredible pace and those who are, and will be, impacted most are our young people. Empowering, representing, listening and responding to the voice of this generation is important for now and the future to foster local and global communities committed to the betterment of social, environmental and economic issues. We hope our speakers and performers on the day inspire young people to think about the role they have to play in creating the communities of the future.”
The event’s keynote speakers are social justice and human rights campaigner Amal Azzudin and social entrepreneur Alan Mahon. Entertainment will be provided by Edinburgh singer-songwriter Callum Beattie.
More than 15 schools will also take to the stage to represent the issues they secured YPI grants for and share what they have achieved through the programme this academic year, as well as challenging their peers to consider how they will continue their own philanthropy.