YPI is an active citizenship programme which has seen £4m granted to grassroots social services charities championed by young people.
In the current academic year, in the region of 280 secondary schools and more than 35,000 young people will take part in YPI channelling £840,000 into Scotland’s third sector.
YPI is a skills-based education programme that raises awareness of philanthropy, social issues and the needs of communities to young people. It is delivered within the curriculum as core activity, over an eight to 12-week period, across a full year group of students. Each secondary school is responsible for directing a £3000 YPI grant to a local charity through a unique programme of teamwork, research and competition.