The Young Roots programme is an innovative project to capture the oral history of the YMCA one of Scotland’s oldest youth organisations. Sharing the Past to Shape the Future uses an inter-generational approach, led by our young people from YMCAs across Scotland, capturing oral histories from across the nation.
Bellshill and Mossend YMCA provide a range of workshops and drop in sessions focussing on a variety of subjects from health and wellbeing to drugs and alcohol. There is also an IT suite facility which offers a chance for young people up to the age of 18 to come in and build on their basic computing knowledge. The skills are developed using software which can help improve their web browsing, job searches and CV development. We also run a Plusone mentoring project.