On the day, Dame Katherine Grainger, Britain’s most decorated female Olympian, will deliver the headline keynote. Alongside which, the event will showcase student highlights from across the country, powerful on stage interviews , and live entertainment from up and coming young Scottish musicians.
During the 2016/17 academic year, 207 Scottish secondary schools have taken part in YPI. This represents in excess of 26,500 participating students who have collectively awarded in excess of £600,000 to small local Scottish charities this year alone. With over £2.5 million awarded through YPI since 2008, there are few better examples of youth action at such scale in Scotland. This event brings together the winning YPI teams from every participating school and profiles how young people are making a difference within their local community as a result of YPI.
Talking about the YPI programme and the upcoming event Sir Ian Wood, Chairman of The Wood Foundation said:
“YPI is one of The Wood Foundation’s most exciting programme, so often a young person’s first experience of philanthropy, providing them with a unique opportunity to explore the big social issues on their door step and advocate passionately on behalf the charities they visit.”