CrossReach celebrates its contribution to YOYP at Parliamentary reception

CrossReach at Parliamentary reception

“The Year of Young People is an amazing opportunity for Scotland to celebrate the incredible contributions our young people make to their communities and society. Nowhere is this more true than in the Church of Scotland, where there are young people leading amazing work. It’s a terrible cliché to say that young people are the future when they, we, are here right now, contributing so much to the Church’s present. It’s a privilege to be able to mark that in the Scottish Parliament.”                                                                                                                    

- Ross Greer MSP, sponsor of reception

Many of our staff and people we support were delighted to be invited to join the 200 guests at a reception in the Scottish Parliament’s Garden Lobby to mark the Year of Young People. The event was attended by MSPs, young people and staff from Church-supported projects, members of the National Youth Assembly, Youth Parliament and Young Scot as well as experts involved in education and welfare.

Our Daisy Chain Early Years Project, Children’s Residential services, and The Mallard in Glasgow were among those representing some of the innovative work which takes place in CrossReach Children and Families. One highlight of the night was a short film of young people at The Mallard and Garratt enjoying an interactive music making session – just two of the church groups and projects showcasing their pioneering work with young people supported by CrossReach.

“The Church of Scotland has been incredibly active in 2018’s Year of Young People. It has run events and celebrations throughout the year at local, presbytery and national levels and delivers some of the most creative and innovate youth work in Scotland. This has highlighted the invaluable contribution young people make in Scotland, and the significant role of the Church in helping to achieve this.”                

– Deputy First Minister John Swinney

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(Photo above courtesy of Andrew O'Brien)

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