"Use the power of sport to inspire young people to make positive lifestyle choices"
Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) is a charity Changing Lives through sport. For more information on how to get involved in any of our programmes email Kirsty Partridge and check out the website for more information: www.scottishsportsfutures.org.uk
In the North East of Glasgow SSF has many programmes operating for young people and families to get involved with, as well as a programme of training open to coaches, youth workers and young leaders.
Jump 2 It
Interactive primary school health and citizenship programme utilizing professional role models to deliver positive lifestyle messages.
Positive, fun and free, it supports youth volunteering and capacity building in Glasgow’s East End and is designed to ensure a lasting and real legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Young people gain accreditation through access to formal training, volunteering, mentoring, further education, practical delivery and personalised development plans. Active East operates a small grants programme which aims to increase levels of physical activity and promote health.
Providing young people in the Wellhouse and Dennistoun areas with an active alternative to the streets at times when they need it most. Physical activity, workshops, youth panels and “educational timeouts” inspiring and encouraging young people to reach their full potential. Free weekly sessions delivered year round identifying routes to training, further education and employment.
Education Through Cashback (ETC)
ETC connects youth work and sport, empowering leaders to inspire all young people to fulfil their potential. ETC has a dedicated website with more information - http://etcashback.org.uk/
Healthy Powerful Communities project, delivering MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!) programmes aimed at tackling childhood obesity. Targeted in the East of Glasgow, programmes engage young people and families together in a 10-week multi-component healthy lifestyle programme.