What is Birchwood Highland Youth?
Birchwood Highland Youth is a project led by young people, for young people. It offers group sessions where you can get together with other 16-25-year-olds to learn new skills, go to new places and meet new friends. It’s a great way of socialising and getting out there.
What’s on right now?
Growing Your Skills, Widening Your Horizons
A programme for 16-25-year-olds. Have you got amazing ideas and want to make a difference to your community? A2B has joined forces with the Social Enterprise Academy in Inverness to give you the opportunity of coming up with a business idea which could become a social enterprise project. We will discuss what a social enterprise is (basically it’s a business that trades for a social and/or environmental purpose and has a clear sense of its ‘social mission’), then you’ll come up with your ideas and develop a plan. It’s a great way of learning the ins and outs of business, get a kick start in your career, plus your idea could be ‘the one’ the world is looking for.
On this programme you will…
* Understand your own strengths and develop skills that are valued by employers
* Find out how social enterprises can help our communities
* Become confident in leadership and teamwork through designing a new social enterprise
* Get a City & Guilds qualification
The Social Enterprise sessions are free. Further sessions are being planned, and details will be posted. To find out more call Linda Birnie on 01463 236 507.
Lost For Words Writing workshops with John Glenday
What’s been happening?
These sessions provided relaxed and informal writing sessions where John provided top tips and simple techniques to get us writing. Really imaginative writing was created and shared. John provided encouraging and thought provoking feedback, and everyone took part in the discussions that emerged. Sessions were free and the snacks provided kept us going. If you would like more information about writing opportunities for young people at Moniak Mhor please contact Eilidh on 01463 741 675.