The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Scotland National Event will welcome more than 1000 participants of the programme who have secured hundreds of thousands of pounds for charitable causes in their local areas this year.
Emeli Sandé will perform a special acoustic set and share insight into her own philanthropic activities at the Perth Concert Hall.
The Aberdeenshire-raised multi-Brit Award winning artist said:
“It is an honour to be invited to attend and perform at the YPI 10th anniversary event and to share the room with so many inspiring young people making a difference in their communities.
“I’m looking forward to hearing about the journey of YPI and the great platform it provides to empower young people and equip them with the skills, attitude and outlook needed to thrive and contribute in the 21st century.”
Comedian, motivational speaker and Britain’s Got Talent sensation Anna Devitt will also take to the stage, alongside Chelsea Cameron whose positive open letter to her drug-addicted parents went viral. Singer-songwriter Callum Beattie will perform at the event and more than 30 young people will share unique and impactful YPI presentations to the audience of peers, education professionals, third sector representatives and commercial partners.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the YPI programme in Scotland, during which time the programme has grown from a pilot in 10 North-east schools to being active in more than 230 across each of Scotland’s 32 local authorities. It has engaged and empowered 140,000 young people making it one of the biggest and most successful independent initiative being delivered in Scottish education.